ERIC Number: ED155096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, Washington, DC.
This document considers sexual preference as it specifically relates to women. Divided into two parts, the document presents a fact sheet about lesbianism and contains a workshop resource guide on sexual preference. The fact sheet, arranged in a question-answer format, focuses on the following concerns: (1) lesbianism as a woman's issue; (2) legal problems and obstacles encountered (such as employment, housing, child custody, taxes, and credit); (3) the role of the media; (4) common myths and stereotypes; and (5) organizations and legislation currently available to support and help gay rights. The workshop resource guide lists resources and suggests guidelines for organizing a workshop on sexual preference, specifically lesbianism. The workshop is intended to provide an overview about issues lesbians face and to discuss ways to obtain protective legislation and to dispel myths and stereotypes. Included are a bibliography of books and films and other related material, a list of lesbian organizations by state, a list of lesbian community service centers, and a list of organizations that support lesbian rights. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Books, Civil Rights, Discriminatory Legislation, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Feminism, Films, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Life Style, Resource Materials, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Sexual Orientation, Social Bias
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.25, paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, Washington, DC.