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A Legal Guide For Lesbian Gay Couples

Author : Frederick Hertz
ISBN : 9781413322804
Genre : Law
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Protect yourself and your loved one with sound legal planning Gay and lesbian couples have gained a lot of legal ground in recent years. Although same-sex marriage is now legal across the U.S.,laws governing civil unions and domestic partnerships vary from state to state. So it’s still important to define and protect your relationship in the eyes of the law—and A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples can help. This plain-English guide shows you how to: structure your relationship with a contract jointly buy a house or other property make practical decisions about living together, marrying, or registering as legal partners make a will or living trust make medical decisions for each other if needed have and raise children through adoption, donors, surrogacy, or foster parenting, and deal with the end of a relationship. The 18th edition is completely revised to provide the latest on same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships, and civil unions, and new information regarding parentage laws. All forms are now downloadable via a special link at nolo.com.
Category: Law

Lesbian Couples

Author : D. Merilee Clunis
ISBN : 9780786741250
Genre : Social Science
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Written by two experienced lesbian therapists, Lesbian Couples covers a range of topics—commitment ceremonies and marriage, living arrangements, work, money, togetherness and separate identities, coming out to family and friends, resolving conflict and understanding each other—and uses a variety of helpful examples and problem-solving techniques, drawing from research done on lesbian couples over the past decade. The book pays special attention to differences of race, class, age and physical ability, and addresses the issues raised when one or both partners are recovering from alcohol, substance, or sexual abuse. The book also addresses differences that lesbians may encounter in their relationships regarding such issues as butch-femme, transgender identity, bisexuality, monogamy, and s/m. Thoroughly readable and extremely helpful, with an updated resource guide, Lesbian Couples is a book that every lesbian will want to own.
Category: Social Science

Lesbian Identity And Contemporary Psychotherapy

Author : Eda Goldstein
ISBN : 9781134907342
Genre : Psychology
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Recent contributions to the psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic literature have moved beyond traditional views of lesbianism, but they have tended to address lesbian identity from one theoretical vantage point or another. Rarely have new ideas been linked to the process issues that arise in actual clinical situations. Lesbian Identity and Contemporary Psychotherapy undertakes this very task, and, in so doing, documents the therapeutic gains that result from validating lesbian sexual identity and life experience. Drawing on contemporary relational thinking and new perspectives on gender and sexuality, Goldstein and Horowitz describe and illustrate an affirmative approach to clinical work with lesbians at various stages of the life cycle. Adolescent, young adult, and family issues are all brought within their compass. Making ample use of case vignettes, they demonstrate the ways in which therapists can elicit their patients' personal narratives of self-acceptance as lesbians and coming out experiences; work with the transference and countertransference dynamics subsequent to such disclosures; and finally explore the collaborative process through which therapist and patient seek to understand their therapeutic interaction. A range of life circumstances are brought within the authors' refreshingly "hands-on" clinical approach. Special consideration is given to issues arising when lesbians date and initiate romantic relationships and to the relationship problems that develop in ongoing partnerships during the middle and later years. The book concludes by discussing the issues faced by lesbian therapists in treating lesbian patients and in interacting with heterosexual colleagues. An exemplary overview of newer views of lesbian identity and of the challenges of lesbian life, Lesbian Identity and Contemporary Psychotherapy is equally valuable as an up to date, relationally informed guide to clinical work with lesbian patients.
Category: Psychology

The Essential Guide To Gay And Lesbian Weddings

Author : Tess Ayers
ISBN : 9781615191512
Genre : Reference
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This updated edition to the classic planner is “a chatty, humorous compendium of traditions, advice, and wedding details geared for same-sex couples” (Publishers Weekly). Wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “ . . . why?” This trusty guide—first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream—tackles all that and more. Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as: Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?) Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.) The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.) And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!) If you’d rather stay crazy about each other than go crazy, The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings—filled with “witty, wise, and practical advice”—is for you (Library Journal). “All you need is love—and this book—to have a great wedding.” —Melissa Etheridge, musician and LGBT activist
Category: Reference

O M G I M Lesbian

Author : Zoe Jasmine
ISBN : 9781468951004
Genre : Self-Help
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During adolescence, most young women begin to be aware of sexual feelings and to take an interest in dating. Many young women feel physically attracted to men. But other young women feel physically attracted to women. You may notice that you feel ?turned on? by other women. You may feel different from your girlfriends, like you don't fit in sometimes. When your girlfriends are checking out the guys, you may find yourself checking out other women. Going out with men may not interest you. You may find yourself wondering, "Why aren't there any men like these terrific women I keep meeting?" You may also feel confused or unsure about whether or not you're a lesbian. You may feel confused because you're attracted to both men and women, and that's okay. Some women have relationships with both men and women throughout their lives. Some women eventually decide to be exclusively lesbian or exclusively heterosexual. Sexuality usually develops over time, so don't worry if you aren't sure.
Category: Self-Help

Building It All From Scraps

Author : Beverly Ann Kessler
ISBN : 9781469109183
Genre : Fiction
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To chase, to embrace, and to savor the deepest passions of her heart, a quirky carpenters daughter builds her social work career - and fills the emptiness she has long known - by captivating the love of her life - Carolyn. But Jordan Mathews success is short-lived, as her career evolves into an outrageous battle of office politics, where no good deed seems to go unpunished - and where only the power of love survives. A vibrant and playful celebration of gay pride, Building It All From Scraps is a campy fiction that blends love, relationships, friendships and family, with an understanding of gay culture and history. Set at the Jersey Shore in the 1970s and 1980s, the story shares the transformation of a shy and ambiguous girl to a professional gay woman, and pits wants vs. expectations, needs vs. loyalties, in this comical construction of lifes loves, and the quest to find true meaning. The author includes a variety of articles about prominent social issues and especially, those affecting gay people - at the end of the book. These condensed, professional, yet easy-to-understand articles form a reference section that serves as a political history and social commentary for gay people everywhere. But you dont need to use the reference section to enjoy this amusing story about life, and love, fulfilled. A tale that revels in the clash of the sexual revolution, balancing disco community and true love with family life and working class values, Building It All from Scraps is a humorous and solidifying testimonial to all gay people, an educational and informative book for all human service workers, and a great piece of philosophical entertainment for those who are neither. And it lets us know, at the end of the day, that we are all the same.
Category: Fiction

I Was A Lesbian

Author : Holli J. Hunt
ISBN : 9781441521019
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry

Konfessions Of A Black Lesbian

Author : K. Young
ISBN : 9780595355051
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Enlightenment in its purest form. Raw and unadulterated, we enter the world and the life--a secret life--of a Black Lesbian.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Women Of The Mean Streets Lesbian Noir

Author : J.M. Redmann
ISBN : 9781602825383
Genre : Fiction
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Women. Crime. Justice. At least the search for it. On the mean streets, the back allies, the dark corners. These are stories of tough women in hard places. The nights are long, the women are fast, and danger is always a short block or quick minute away. Edited by award winning author/editors J.M. Redmann and Greg Herren, Women of the Mean Streets is an anthology of some of the top, tough women crime writers today, noir stories with a lesbian twist.
Category: Fiction

The Social Movements Reader

Author : Jeff Goodwin
ISBN : 9781118729953
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 40.9 MB
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Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world. Includes the latest research on contemporary movements in the US and abroad, including the Arab spring, Occupy, and the global justice movement Provides original texts, many of them classics in the field, which have been edited for the non-technical reader Combines the strengths of a reader and a textbook with selected readings and extensive editorial material Sidebars offer concise definitions of key terms, as well as biographies of famous activists and chronologies of several key movements Requires no prior knowledge about social movements or theories of social movements
Category: Social Science