Breaking Out II: The Complete Guide to Building a Positive LGBTI Identity
Following on the heels of the first edition, Breaking Out II expands its coverage by including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals. While some societies have become more tolerant and accepting of sexual and gender diversity, LGBTI people continue to suffer psychological damage caused by growing up in largely heterosexist, homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic milieus. How can LGBTI individuals learn to love themselves when many or most of the signals society sends out denigrate their very being? Dr. Kevin Alderson has developed a method of building a positive LGBTI identity based on extensive research and the best of what we know about self-help psychology.
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CHAPTER 2 SelfEsteem SelfAcceptance and Body ImageLearning to Like Yourself
CHAPTER 3 Minimization and DenialBreaking the Secret to Yourself
CHAPTER 4 Compartmentalization and FragmentationReclaiming Your Self
CHAPTER 5 StereotypingRelinquishing the Lies That Haunt You
CHAPTER 6 Conformity and PassivityReleasing Your Personal Power
CHAPTER 20 Learning Gender and PassingThe Art of Acting Male or Female
CHAPTER 21 Special Disclosure IssuesI Am Who I Say I Am
CHAPTER 22 Fetishistic Crossdressing IndividualsBut Its More Than a Fetish
CHAPTER 23 Internal Aspects of Being an LGB Adolescent
CHAPTER 24 External Aspects of Being an LGB Adolescent
CHAPTER 25 Internal Aspects of Being a TTI Adolescent
CHAPTER 26 External Aspects of Being a TTI Adolescent
CHAPTER 7 Spirituality and ReligionUnderstanding Unconditional Love
CHAPTER 8 Internalized TransphobiaKilling the Demon Inside
CHAPTER 9 Transgender and Intersex SelfEsteemSelfAcceptance and Body ImageAccepting Reflections From a Warped Mirror
CHAPTER 10 Peace of MindLearning to Become Mindful and Contented
CHAPTER 11 LGB BelongingFinding a Community
CHAPTER 12 Developing FriendshipsConnections That Count
CHAPTER 13 Finding a PartnerThe Art of Successful Dating
CHAPTER 14 Having Great SexExplosions Do Not Need to be Violent
CHAPTER 15 Keeping a PartnerCreating Sustainable Relationships
CHAPTER 16 Trans and Intersex BelongingFinding a Supportive TTI Community
CHAPTER 17 Trans and Intersex PartneringFrom Dating to Maintaining Relationships
CHAPTER 18 Disclosing To NonFamilyBreaking the Silence
CHAPTER 19 Disclosing to FamilyBreaking Out of the Family Closet
APPENDIX A How Do I Know If I Have a Homosexual orBisexual Orientation?
APPENDIX B Should I Identify as Gay Lesbian or Bisexual?
APPENDIX C How Do I Know If I Have Gender Dysphoria?
APPENDIX D Should I Identify as a Transsexual Individual?
APPENDIX E LGBTI Safety Concerns
APPENDIX F Disclosing Your LGBTI Identity at Work
APPENDIX G Preventing or Living with HIV and AIDS
APPENDIX H Choosing a Therapist
APPENDIX I Internet Resources SelfHelp Groupsand LGBTI Organizations
APPENDIX J Recommended Readings
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