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You’re Not as Crazy as I Thought, But You’re Still Wrong

Jacob Z. Hess is a Mormon, a community psychologist, and a devoted conservative, while Phil Neisser is an atheist, a leftist, and a college professor. Yet in 2009, after meeting at an NCDD conference, they embarked on a two-year conversation about the issues that divide them. The result is “You’re not as Crazy as I Thought,” an entertaining dialogue about power, government, media, religion, morality, gender roles, sexual orientation, race, and more. Drawing on the latest debates in social and political theory, Hess and Neisser […] (continue)

Working with Controversial Issues and Intergroup Conflicts: Gay Marriage

This issue of Facilitator Interconnection focuses specifically on facilitating intergroup dialogue on 'Gay Marriage' at Everett Community College. This session focuses on students' perceptions, messages, and understanding of sexuality and legislation legalizing gay marriage. This session, as one of two that look at controversial and current issues about racism, aims to link structural-political issues to individual experiences and perspectives. Download the 12-page PDF directly from the NCDD website. (continue)

From Wrongs to Rights: 1973 to 1999 Public Opinion on Gay and Lesbian Americans Moves Toward Equality

Securing accurate, factual, well-researched data on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities remains one of the biggest challenges facing the advocacy movement and policy makers. This 40-page report marks an important step to deliver such data. From Wrongs to Rights collects and analyzes data from a wide range of public opinion polls done over a more than twenty year period. (continue)

What is Heterosexual Privilege?

This model for identifying heterosexual privilege can be used as a checklist in classes, community groups, or any groups planning to explore LGBT issues. Based on Peggy McIntosh's groundbreaking models on Gender and Race Privilege. (continue)

LGBTQI Terminology

An excellent source for definitions of LBGT-related terms. Includes information detailing the use of gender neutral pronouns. Each of these definitions has been carefully researched and closely analyzed from theoretical and practical perspectives for cultural sensitivity, common usage, and general appropriateness. (continue)

Homophobia: The Least Dealt with ‘Ism’

According to Subbaraman, even progressive practitioners of dialogue with highly articulate and developed analytical and critical skills around issues of Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Religion, Nationality, Disability and other -isms frequently falter on the issue of homophobia and heterosexism. This document lists some commonly held beliefs, stereotypes, and myths that may help us recognize and address issues of homophobia in ourselves and in others. (continue)

Ways to Protect Same-Sex Marriages: A Comparison

This one-page chart compares the portability, federal protection, availability and benefits of marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. (continue)

American Psychological Association (APA)

The APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the U.S. and is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. While a scientific organization, its attitude toward lesbians, gays and bisexuals can be described as fairly positive. Searching for a given topic on the APA's site is likely to produce a wide variety of types of results - anything from guidelines for psychotherapists dealing with a particular issue to research papers to APA-authored amicus briefs. (continue)

Queering Gender: Trans Liberation and Our Lesbigay Movements

As our queer movements grow in numbers and strength, the diversity within them becomes increasingly visible. Here we discuss the concerns and struggles of those of us gendered queer, who, despite historical associations and identification with lesbigay people and activism, have in recent years been becoming increasingly alienated from them because of the mainstreaming of the lesbian and gay movements. We conclude with some reflections on lesbigay politics and a call for unifying struggles against gender oppression. (continue)

Assessing Campus Diversity Initiatives: A Guide for Campus Practitioners

This 184-page guide provides tips and tools for designing and developing effective diversity evaluations. Topics addressed include the need for assessment, designing an evaluation plan, institutional context, audience, data collection and analysis, performance indicators, and theoretical models. An appendix also includes sample assessment and evaluation tools from campuses across the country. (continue)

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