Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) Identities

Semlyen, Joanna ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5372-1344 and Ellis, Sonja (2023) Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) Identities. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Power, Gender, and Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 215-231. ISBN 978-3-031-41530-2

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Psychology has a long history of pathologizing LGB identities. Although decades of sociolegal change and advancement of LGBTIQ+ psychology have afforded LGB people the right to self-determination, much of psychology continues to ignore the ways in which the power of LGB people can only exist within the framework of heteronormativity. Even in the western world, the inclusion of LGB people is not universally experienced. The existence of continued victimization, and more subtle forms of discrimination including the appropriation of “gay” culture, indicates that the privileging of heterosexual identities and “lifestyles” is still very much present. Interfacing with constructs such as heteronormativity, liberal humanism, and homonormativity this chapter explores the way in which LGB identities are impacted by politics and power. It also explores the way in which the constituent groups under the LGB identities umbrella …

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Population Health
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Epidemiology and Public Health
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2024 01:19
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2024 01:19
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/94127
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-41531-9

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