ERIC Number: ED297622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Working with Gay and Lesbian Students.
ACU-I Bulletin, v56 n2 p22-25 Mar 1988
Homosexual college student issues of significance to college student union and student activities professionals are discussed. It is suggested that the knowledge base should include an understanding of various theories of sexual orientation development, the unique developmental tasks that gay men and lesbians face, legal sanctions and rights, and the AIDS epidemic. Developmental tasks identified have to do with: coming out; positive self-concept; primary relationships; homophobia and harassment; discrimination; and dealing with rejection. Issues for the campus environment include institutional policies, personnel attitudes, and harassment. The college union and student activities staffs can provide guidance for student organizations, topics in lectures or films, campus leaders' education, and reading room offerings to help both gay and non-gay students. Contains 12 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Students, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Sex Differences, Sexuality, Social Development, Social Discrimination, Student Organizations, Student Personnel Services, Student Rights, Student Unions
Association of College Unions-International, 400 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of College Unions-International, Bloomington, IN.