Prejudice to Pride

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Prejudice to Pride

Moving from Homophobia to Acceptance

By: Ann Marie Petrocelli, LMSW

Publication date: 2012
ISBN: 978-0-87101-437-5
Categories: Diversity

Prejudice to Pride: Moving from Homophobia to Acceptance describes a journey, moving from ignorance and falsehoods about gay men and lesbians toward understanding and acceptance of the gay community. The book contains the knowledge and experiences of lesbian and gay people meant to educate people about who gay people are, in the hope that people will understand and support the gay community.

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Prejudice to Pride: Moving from Homophobia to Acceptance describes a journey, moving from ignorance and falsehoods about gay men and lesbians toward understanding and acceptance of the gay community. The book contains the knowledge and experiences of lesbian and gay people meant to educate people about who gay people are, in the hope that people will understand and support the gay community.

The book is divided into five sections and 16 chapters covering a range of issues, including the following:

• Heterosexist parents’ influence on their gay children's lives

• How gay people remain closeted or come out

• Coming out

• The role of organized religious leaders in preventing equality for gay men and lesbians

• The past labeling of homosexuality as a mental disorder and its effect on gay people's mental health

• Damage caused by homophobia

• Attitudes and beliefs and gay advocacy and equality

This interesting and informative book will serve as a valuable resource for students, educators, and practitioners.

Pages: 152
Language: English
Publisher: NASW PRESS
Edition: 1
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Ann Marie Petrocelli, LMSW

Ann Marie Petrocelli, LMSW, is a Brooklyn, NY, born-lesbian and an MSW graduate from New York University. She is the program director of a 168-bed supportive housing residence for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Recently, Ms. Petrocelli moderated a workshop titled “The Unique Challenges and Benefits of Serving LGBTQ Tenants in Supportive Housing” as part of the 11th Annual New York State Supportive Housing Conference held in New York City. She has also facilitated numerous groups consisting of transsexual members at the LGBT Center located in Greenwich Village, New York.