Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People

Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People

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Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People helps you look past the stereotypical picture of violence against sexual minorities--the public physical assaults on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth by hypermasculine male thugs--and directs you toward the many daily acts of quiet violence that go on, unhindered, in the workaday settings of our legal, social, educational, and law-enforcement institutions. You'll learn about the frightening prevelance of complacency, homophobic ignorance, and apathy that pervades our police departments, courts, high schools, and churches. Also, armed with this critical insight and statistical research, you'll be better equipped to wage a non-violent war of fairness and mutual respect against the daily, senseless violence of policy and practice that threatens to render gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people unwelcome and battered citizens in their own communities.You'll find that Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People is ideal for aiding social workers, counselors, teachers, and criminal justice officials in removing the unseen acts of violence from the policies and practices of the public sector. These and other specific areas will give you the information and the fortitude necessary to evoke positive change in your community:

legal issues relating to same-sex marriage

the connection between social injustice and violence

violence against sexual minority youth

sexual identity and ethnic minorities

practice and policy recommendationsAs this book shows, violence against sexual minorities can be subtly woven into the very fabric of some of our most long-standing, respected social institutions. For too long, the sexual minorities of color, for example, and the lesbian who suffers physical assault at the hands of a partner, have had little or no help from social workers, law enforcement, or education for fear of receiving either complete negligence or increased antagonism. But now, in Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People, you'll find the facts and tools necessary for turning the ugliness of communal violence into social justice for people of all sexual orientations.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 159.26 x 225.3 x 17.02mm | 431g
  • Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0789006502
  • 9780789006509

Table of contents


Conceptualizing Violence Against Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Intersexual, and Transgendered People
Hate Crimes Motivated by Sexual Orientation: Police Reporting and Training
Violence and Lesbian Gay Youth
Prevalence of Suicide Attempts and Suicidal Ideation Among Lesbian and Gay Youth
Wedded to the Status Quo: Same-Sex Marriage After Baehr v. Lewin
Working Against Discrimination: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People on the Job
Mujer, Latina, Lesbiana: Notes on the Multidimensionality of Economic and Sociopolitical Injustice
Homosexuality and Latinos/as: Toward an Integration of Identities
Reference Notes Included
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