This volume examines special issues associated with providing services and guidance to African American men. Although this group of men is like any other in its struggle with its social and economic problems, African American men experience a higher rate of murder, imprisonment, unemployment and racism. The contributors to this book provide a broad, interdisciplinary view of the possible solutions to the different problems facing African American men.

Responding to the Needs of the Gay Male Client

Responding to the needs of the gay male client

Although there have been numerous studies on homosexuality among men, most have focused on European American males. In spite of this increasing emphasis on gay issues, comparatively little attention has been given to African American gay men. In the case of these men, no studies can claim a representative sample on which to base scientific assumptions. Much of the literature is based on qualitative research methods (e.g., case studies, convenience samples). This lack of strong empirical data presents a challenge in understanding the issues and needs of African American gay men. The purpose of this chapter is to examine information on African American gay men to facilitate the ...

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