Really, this should say LGBIQA+ (The T has a separate section on this site), but people seem to be confounded by the idea we might want lots of words to describe ourselves! Personally, for me, the more the words, the deeper the story.
I take an intersectional approach to training on gender and sexuality, Here are some of the online resources I draw from:
Resources for therapists
- BACP Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity resource
- Pink Therapy – Davies, D & Neal, C (1996) Pink Therapy: A Guide for Counsellors and Therapists Working with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients . OU Press
- What is intersex?
- This is what it’s like growing up intersex
- Intersex, Variations of Sex Characteristics, and DSD: The need for change – NEW REPORT
- What is the agenda of the intersex patient advocacy movement?
LGB+ and race
- Colonisation and homophobia
- Brown, trans, queer, Muslim and proud
- Two Spirit People
- What is pinkwashing?
LGB asylum seekers
- 2017 – UK rejects 100s of gay asylum seekers
- 2016 – government refuse to say how many asylum seekers are rejected
- 2017 – UK trans woman granted asylum by new zealand
- Minority Stress Model – Prejudice, Social Stress, and Mental Health in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations: Conceptual Issues and Research Evidence, Ilan H. Meyer
- Cambridge study
- Healing through BDSM
- Dr Meg-John Barker’s excellent blog
- The black dominatrix who gets men to read black feminist theory
Here are some LGB+ people worth learning more about – and some surprising things still to learn about people we think we may already know.
- Bayard Rustin
- Freddie Mercury
- Alice Walker
- Harvey Milk
- Sara Ahmed
- James Baldwin
- Nicola Field
- Brenda Howard