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Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives

Anthony R. DʼAugelli and Charlotte J. Patterson

Abstract

What is the current state of psychological knowledge about lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals? This book presents definitive treatments of both current and classical psychological research and theory on lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities across the lifespan. Not only is the current status of the topic surveyed, and important research summarised from the last two decades, but promising directions for future research are also identified. This book provides a comprehensive review of psychological research on sexual orientation. It is unique in focusing on lesbian, gay and bisexual people in rela ... More

Keywords: lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, psychological research, identities, sexual orientation, relationships, families, communities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195082319
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082319.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony R. DʼAugelli, editor
Penn State University

Charlotte J. Patterson, editor
University of Virginia

Contents

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Front Matter

I Concepts of Sexual Identity

3 Bisexual Identities

Ronald C. Fox

II Personal Development Over the Lifespan

8 Lesbians and Gay Men in Midlife

Douglas C. Kimmel and Barbara E. Sang

III Relationships and Families

10 Lesbian and Gay Couples

Lawrence A. Kurdek

IV Community and Contextual Issues

12 Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Communities

Anthony R. DʼAugelli and Linda D. Garnets

14 The Impact of the HIV Epidemic on U.S. Gay Male Communities

Jay P. Paul, Robert B. Hays , and Thomas J. Coates

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