Sexual Minority Research in the New Millennium


Todd G. Morrison, PhD (Editor)
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Melanie A. Morrison, PhD (Editor)
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Mark A. Carrigan, PhD (Editor)
University of Warwick, UK

Daragh T. McDermott, PhD (Editor)
National University of Ireland, Galway

Series: Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, Human Sexuality
BISAC: SOC026000

This new book presents current research focusing on sexual minorities. Topics discussed include gay and lesbian parenthood; asexuality; media representations of trebly marginalized minorities; the effect of imaged contact on heterosexual women’s attitudes toward lesbian women; the high-school experiences of sexual and gender minority youth and best practices in the development of interventions designed to attenuate homonegativity. The final entry is a “virtual discussion” in which contributors responded to a set of questions that focused on key issues in the field of sexual minority studies. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp.i-x

1. Introduction pp.1-2

2. “How Do You Know You Don’t Like It If You Haven’t Tried It?”
Asexual Agency and the Sexual Assumption
(Mark A. Carrigan)pp.3-20

3. Asexuality: An Emergent Sexual Orientation
(Stephanie B. Gazzola & Melanie A. Morrison) pp.21-44

4. Contextual Factors Associated with Childbearing Decisions among Lesbian Couples Planning a Family
(Annie Leblond de Brumath and Danielle Julien)pp.45-66

5. A Phenomenological Investigation of Gay Fatherhood in Alberta (Robert A. Roughley and Kevin G. Alderson)pp.67-92

6. Perceptions of Support among Australian Lesbian and Gay Foster Carers
(Damien W. Riggs)pp. 93-106

7. African American Lesbians Watching ‘The L Word’: Audience Research (Sheena C. Howard and Michele K. Lewis)pp.107-126

8. Left Behind: Sexual and Gender Minority Students in Canadian High Schools in the New Millennium
(Catherine Taylor and Tracey Peter)pp.127-156

9. “It’s Like a Bunch of Mosquitoes Coming at You…”: Exploring the Ubiquitous Nature of Subtle Discrimination and its Implications for the Everyday Experiences of LGB Individuals
(Lisa M. Jewell, Jessica M. McCutcheon, Rebecca L. Harriman, and Melanie A. Morrison)pp.157-186

10. A Test of Prejudice Reduction towards Lesbian Women: The Effects of Imaginary Contact on Explicit and Implicit Homonegativity
(Daragh T. McDermott, Todd G. Morrison, Lorraine K. McDonagh, and Ailish O’Doherty)pp.187-204

11. Modifying Heterosexuals’ Negative Attitudes and Behaviours toward Gay Men and Lesbian Women: Recommended Practices for the Design of Attitudinal and Behavioural Change Interventions
(Lisa M. Jewell, Melanie A. Morrison, and Stephanie B. Gazzola)pp.205-226

12. Beyond Labels: A “Virtual” Discussion
(Cormac Ó. Beaglaoich)pp.227-242

Index pp.243-253

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