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Deconstructing Heterosexism in the Counseling Professions uses the personal narratives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual counseling psychologists and counselor educators to deconstruct the heterosexist discourse in the counseling professions, envision a discourse of sexual orientation equity, and make practical suggestions for addressing sexual orientation in professional life. The narrative approach encompasses a diversity of stories and experiences including an emphasis on racial and cultural contexts. These narratives and their analyses serve as a means for the individual and collective self examination that is needed to move LGB affirmative practice, training, and scholarship from the margins to the center of what it means to be a counseling professional.
Chapter 1: Our Stories Will Be Told: Deconstructing the Heterosexist Discourse in the Counseling Professions
Our Stories Will Be Told: Deconstructing the Heterosexist Discourse in the Counseling Professions
It has now been 25 years since homosexuality has been removed from a diagnostic category of mental illness. How much longer will it take to explore LGB issues as natural forms of human diversity worthy of study and professional support?
But every memoir now is a kind of manifesto, as we piece together the tale of the tribe. Our stories have died with us long enough. We mean to leave behind some map, some key, for the[Page 2]gay and lesbian people who follow—that they may not drown in ...