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Moving from Random Acts of Inclusion Toward LGB-Affirmative Institutions
Moving from random acts of inclusion toward LGB-affirmative institutions
Eve M.AdamsNew Mexico State University

I believe I've been pretty lucky regarding how much my sexual orientation was accepted throughout my training and professional experiences as a counseling psychologist. As a lesbian living in a heterosexist society, I think I have managed to survive and thrive in this environment due to a number of factors, such as having a supportive network of family, friends, and colleagues who validate and appreciate my existence. Also, I have the benefits that come from being White, able-bodied, and raised in an upper-middle-class family. In particular, as a WASP, I was raised by parents who highly valued achievement, so career aspirations were nurtured both ...

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