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American Journal of Community Psychology. This article traces the history of empowerment efforts in lesbian and gay communities. Despite considerable progress, lesbians and gay men remain marginalized in American society. Their personal, family, and community development is hampered by social and institutional barriers to empowerment. Three powerful disempowering problems of contemporary lesbian and gay communities are detailed: 1 stresses related to coming out; 2 heterosexism; and, 3 difficulties identifying with a community. Future collaborations must build on successful-social change strategies already used by activists in lesbian and gay communities.
Gay-affirmative psychotherapeutic healing has a long and ancient history, with roots in early shamanism the world's first religion. The first known piece of writing, The Epic of Gilgamesh , talks about how the love relationship beween Gilgamesh and Enkidu lead to a process of alchemical transformation and the crystallization of soul. Plato's work talks about same-sex loving people having their own goddess "Aphrodite Urania" who officiates over a different form of procreation than the literal, and which results in the creation of the "children of the mind," the arts and crafts and products of self-realization. Sappho's work makes statements about same-sex loving women able to develop a sense of identity and creativity.
Abramowitz, S. A discussion of lesbians and psychoanalytic culture and a response to Kassoff's treatment of a homosexual woman. Goldberg Ed. American Psychological Association.