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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 12: We Are All Men and We Need Each Other Too
We Are All Men and We Need Each Other Too
Having worked for a year after completing my undergraduate education, I was ready to attend graduate school in counseling and had to find a place to live. A former professor from the undergraduate institution I attended just happened to be visiting the city where the graduate school was located, and she told me about two guys, Earl and Robert (pseudonyms), who were looking for a roommate. Both Earl and Robert were already in the program that I was about to enter. I could hardly believe my luck; it took less than a day to get a promising lead on an apartment. Immediately, I ...