References for Gender Articles

Gay

What is Gay? Definition and Meaning of Gay
1 Dictionary.com, Gay: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gay
2 AVERT.org, Homosexual or Gay: http://www.avert.org/homosexual.htm

Why Are People Gay? Gay By Choice or Is Being Gay Genetic?
1 Dictionary.com, Homosexual: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/homosexual
2 Dictionary.com, Homosexuality: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/homosexuality
3 Psychology Today, Could Homosexual Genes be Naturally Selected: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-beast/200906/could-homosexual-genes-be-naturally-selected
4 Scientific American, Is Homosexuality a Choice? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/10/19/is-homosexuality-a-choice/
5 Avert.org, Am I Gay? Are You Born Gay? Can You Stop Being Gay?: http://www.avert.org/being-gay.htm

Am I Gay? How do You Know if You Are Gay?
1 Wikipedia, Fruit Machine (Homosexuality Test): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_machine_(homosexuality_test)
2 The Kinsey Institute, Kinsey's Heterosexual-Homosexual Rating Scale: http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/research/ak-hhscale.html#klein
3 Avert.org, Am I Gay? Are You Born Gay? Can You Stop Being Gay?: http://www.avert.org/being-gay.htm

Am I Gay Test of Quiz: Really?
1 Wikipedia, Fruit Machine (Homosexuality Test): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_machine_(homosexuality_test)
2 The Kinsey Institute, Kinsey's Heterosexual-Homosexual Rating Scale: http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/research/ak-hhscale.html#klein

How Do I Know If I Am Gay? Signs You Are Gay
1 About.com, How Do I Know if I'm Gay? http://gaylife.about.com/od/comingout/f/How-Do-I-Know-If-I-Am-Gay.htm

Is My Husband Gay? Signs of a Gay Husband
1 Gay Husbands, Straight Wives, Bonnie Kaye's Official Gay Husband Checklist: http://gayhusbands.com/gay-checklist.html
2 Psychology Today, Finding Out Your Spouse is Gay: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/contemplating-divorce/201201/finding-out-your-spouse-is-gay

Gay Therapy, Gay Therapists, Gay Treatment
1 TherapyTribe, Gay Counseling, Lesbian Gay Counseling, LGBT Counseling: http://www.therapytribe.com/therapy/Gay_Counseling_Lesbian_LGBT.html

Cure the Gay: Gay Conversion Therapy – Real or Hoax?
1 Avert.org, Am I Gay? Are You Born Gay? Can You Stop Being Gay?: http://www.avert.org/being-gay.htm
2  You might want to link here to the earlier article about the causes of homosexuality.
3 Psychology Today, Making Gay People Straight: Is It Possible to Pray: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/gay-and-lesbian-well-being/201107/making-gay-people-straight-is-it-possible-pray
4 Religious Tolerance.org, Reparative Therapy and Transformational Ministries – Estimates of Success: http://www.religioustolerance.org/hom_exod1.htm
5 Psychology Today, "Curing" Homosexuality: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/side-effects/201108/curing-homosexuality

Gay Discrimination and Stigma and How to Cope
1 Avert.org, Homophobia, Prejudice & Attitudes Towards Gay Men & Lesbians: http://www.avert.org/homophobia.htm
2 Psychology Today, Where Does Anti-Gay Prejudice Come From? http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brainstorm/200811/where-does-anti-gay-prejudice-come
3 TherapyTribe, Gay Counseling, Lesbian Gay Counseling, LGBT Counseling: http://www.therapytribe.com/therapy/Gay_Counseling_Lesbian_LGBT.html

Internalized Homophobia: Homophobia Within
1 Health Education Research, Internalized homophobia and health issues affecting lesbians and gay men: http://her.oxfordjournals.org/content/15/1/97.full
2 Sexual Orientation: Science Education and Policy, Assessing Internalized Sexual Stigma ("Internalized Homophobia") in Sexual Minority Adults: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/ihpitems.html
3 4Therayp.com, Homophobia: http://www.4therapy.com/life-topics/gay-lesbian/homophobia-2424

Gay Bullying, Gay Bullies and Dealing with Gay Bashing
1 Ladies Home Journal, Gay Teens Bullied to the Point of Suicide: http://www.lhj.com/relationships/family/raising-kids/gay-teens-bullied-to-suicide/
2 Bullying Statistics, Gay Bullying Statistics: http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/gay-bullying-statistics.html
3 Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, Students: http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/student/index.html
4 I know you don't normally link off-site but I'm going to strongly recommend it here because this project is amazing and it's dedicated to helping kids through gay-bullying.

Gay Mental Health: Mental Health Issues Facing Gay Men
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gay and Bisexual Men's Health – Mental Health: http://www.cdc.gov/msmhealth/mental-health.htm
2 American Psychological Association, New data on lesbian, gay and bisexual mental health: http://www.apa.org/monitor/feb02/newdata.aspx
3 GLMA.org, Ten Things Gay Men Should Discuss with Their Healthcare Provider: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageID=690
4 National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals, Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Problems & Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Individuals: http://www.nalgap.org/PDF/Resources/LGBT.pdf

Gay Suicide
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gay and Bisexual Men's Health – Mental Health: http://www.cdc.gov/msmhealth/mental-health.htm
2 The Trevor Project, Facts about Suicide: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/suicide-prevention/facts-about-suicide

Parents of Gay Children and the Issues they Face
1 PFLAG, Advocacy and Issues: http://community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=210
2 Scientific American, Is Your Child Gay? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=is-your-child-gay

Coming Out

What is Coming Out?
1About.com, Coming Out to Parents: http://lesbianlife.about.com/cs/families/a/outtoparents.htm
2About.com, Top 4 Ways Not to Come Out to Your Parents: http://gaylife.about.com/od/howtocomeout/a/Top-4-Ways-Not-To-Come-Out-To-Your-Parents.htm

Stages of Coming Out After Accepting Your Sexuality
1Wiltshire & Swindon Men's Sexual Health, Coming Out and Staying Out: http://www.wsmsh.org.uk/coming-out/index.html

Teenagers Coming Out GLBT – The Four Stages
1Caring for Your Teenager (Copyright © 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics) http://www.healthychildren.org/english/bookstore/pages/Caring-for-Your-Teenager.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

Coming Out to Parents GLBT
1Oasis Magazine, Coming Out: http://www.oasisjournals.com/comingout
2Human Rights Campaign, Coming Out: http://www.hrc.org/coming-out-center#.ULO4HYfEbGA
3Resources for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth, The Cool Page for Queer Teens: http://www.bidstrup.com/cool.htm
4The Transgender Law and Policy Institute: http://www.transgenderlaw.org
5LynnConway.com, Transexual Women's Successes: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TSsuccesses/TSsuccesses.html
6LynnConway.com Successful TransMen: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TSsuccesses/TransMen.html

Coming Out at Work? Consider These Things
1About.com, Coming Out as Gay on Facebook: http://gaylife.about.com/od/comingout/a/gayfacebook.htm
2About.com, Coming Out at Work: Things to Consider Before Coming Out at Work: http://lesbianlife.about.com/od/comingout/a/OutatWork.htm

Top 4 Ways You Shouldn't Come Out LGBT
1About.com, Top Four Ways Not to Come Out to Your Parents: http://gaylife.about.com/od/howtocomeout/a/Top-4-Ways-Not-To-Come-Out-To-Your-Parents.htm

Possible Consequences and Reactions to Coming Out
1Wiltshire & Swindon Men's Sexual Health, Coming Out: http://www.wsmsh.org.uk/coming-out/comeout.html

How to Talk About Being Gay
1About.com, How to Talk about Being Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual: http://lesbianlife.about.com/cs/youth/ht/TalkAboutIt.htm

Bisexual

What is Bisexual? What Does It Mean To Be Bisexual?
1Medscape Reference, Sexual Orientation: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/917792

Am I Bisexual?
1TheSite.org, Bi-curiosity: http://www.thesite.org/sexandrelationships/sexuality/awareness/bicurious

Top Myths about Bisexuality
1Empty Closets, Bisexuality Q and A: http://emptyclosets.com/home/pages/resources/coming-out/bisexuality-qampa.php

Are Bisexuals Equally Attracted to Men and Women?

Coming Out as Bisexual
1The Bisexual Index, Coming Out As a Bisexual: http://www.bisexualindex.org.uk/index.php/ComingOut

What is Biphobia?
1The Bisexual Index, What is Biphobia: http://www.bisexualindex.org.uk/index.php/Biphobia

LGBT Mental Health

Homosexuality (LGBT) and Mental Health Issues
1 National Health Service, Mental Health Issues if You're Gay: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/LGBhealth/Pages/Mentalhealth.aspx
2 NAMI.org, Mental Health Issues Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People: http://www.nami.org/TextTemplate.cfm?Section=Fact_Sheets1&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=54036
3 Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis, Stigma, Prejudice, and Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/spssi_91_pre.PDF

LGBT Youth and Mental Health Concerns
1Psychology Today, Parents of Gay Children and Courtesy Stigma: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/gay-and-lesbian-well-being/201008/parents-gay-children-and-courtesy-stigma
2NAMI.org, Mental Health Risk Factors Among GLBT Youth: http://www.nami.org/TextTemplate.cfm?Section=Fact_Sheets1&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=48112
3Medical News Today, Gay Youth Report Higher Rates Of Drug And Alcohol Use - University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Report Findings In Journal Addiction: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/101682.php

Homosexuality and Suicide: LGBT Suicide – A Serious Issue
1American Association of Suicidology, Suicidal Behavior Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Fact Sheet: http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=232&name=DLFE-334.pdf
2Rainbow Health Ontario, RHO Fact Sheet: LGBT Mental Health: http://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/admin/contentengine/contentdocuments/lgbt_mental_health.pdf

Gay and Lesbian Suicide: Options to Cope
1American Association of Suicidology, Suicidal Behavior Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Fact Sheet: http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=232&name=DLFE-334.pdf
2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health: http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth.htm
3Rainbow Health Ontario, RHO Fact Sheet: LGBT Mental Health: http://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/admin/contentengine/contentdocuments/lgbt_mental_health.pdf

Homosexuals and Depression: Help for Gays with Depression
1Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, Ten Things Gay Men Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageID=690
2Medscape Reference, Depression: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/286759-clinical
3National LGBTI Health Alliance, Suicide and LGBTI People: http://www.lgbthealth.org.au/sites/default/files/Alliance-LGBTI-Suicide-20101118.PDF

Gay Support: Where to Find LGBT Help and Support Groups
1GayFamilySupport.com Gay Support Groups: http://www.gayfamilysupport.com/gay-support-groups.html

Facing Gay Discrimination, Stigma Day After Day
1Psychological Bulletin, Prejudice, Social Stress, and Mental Health in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations: Conceptual Issues and Research Evidence: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/
2Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Minority Stress and Mental Health in Gay Men: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7738327
3National LGBTI Health Alliance, Suicide and LGBTI People: www.lgbthealth.org.au/sites/default/files/Alliance-LGBTI-Suicide-20101118.PDF
4Center for American Progress, Gay and Transgender People Face High Rates of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/news/2011/06/02/9872/gay-and-transgender-people-face-high-rates-of-workplace-discrimination-and-harassment/
5Center for American Progress, Gay and Transgender Discrimination Outside the Workplace: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/report/2011/07/19/9927/gay-and-transgender-discrimination-outside-the-workplace/
6NAMI.org, Mental Health Issues among, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) People: http://www.nami.org/TextTemplate.cfm?Section=Fact_Sheets1&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=54036

When LGBT Discrimination, Stigma Affects Your Mental Health
1NAMI.org, Mental Health Issues among, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) People: http://www.nami.org/TextTemplate.cfm?Section=Fact_Sheets1&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=54036



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Last Updated: 25 October 2015

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