ISOLATION

IN THE HOMOSEXUAL MICRO-CULTURE AND THE HETEROSEXUAL MACRO-CULTURE, JOYCE C. ALBRO, CAROL TULLY, JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY, 1979, VOL 4(4), , P331-344.

Ninety-one lesbians were surveyed in an effort to determine how homosexual women function within the heterosexual macro-culture and the homosexual micro-culture. Those sampled tended to be young, white, urban and well-educated professionals. By exploring four major categories (demographics, lesbian lifestyles/homosexual culture, social relationshps, and participation in the heterosexual culture) it was found that respondents felt isolated from the heterosexual macro-culture and turn to the homosexual micro-culture for friends, emotional support, and social interaciton. It was also discovered that while lesbians do feel isolated from the majority of society, they function productively in a dual role within their general environment.

LESBIAN WOMEN IN A RURAL HELPING NETWORK: EXPLORING INFORMAL HELPING RESOURCES, ANTHONY R.D. D'AUGELLI, WOMEN AND THERAPY, 1989, VOL 8(1/2), P119-130.

 

CROSS REFERENCES

GAYS

A PROBABILITY SAMPLE OF GAY MALES, JOSEPH HARRY, JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY, 1990, VOL19(1), P89-104.

Data are presented from a national probability sample of males interviewed by telephone and asked their sexual orientation. Of these males 3.7 percent reported that they were homosexual or bisexual. Homosexual/bisexual men were compared with heterosexual ones on the demographic variables. This sample produced larger numbers in those groups which appear to be underrepresented in the usual samples drawn from the gay world. These groups include those with little education, married men, older men, minorities, and those living in small towns. It is suggested that probability samples which do not draw directly or heavily from the gay world for homosexual respondents obtain a broader sampling of those having homosexual feelings or behaviors.

SOCIAL SERVICES

LESBIAN AND GAY ISSUES: A RESOURCE MANUAL FOR SOCIAL WORKERS, H.

HILDAGO, T.L. PETERSON AND N.J. WOODMAN, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF

SOCIAL WORKERS, 1980. INCLUDES:

SOCIAL SERVICE NEEDS AND RESOURCES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES, BREEZE, P43

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