Safe Zone educates JMU faculty, staff, and students about issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and questioning individuals (LGBTQIQ) and their loved ones.
ARE YOU IN THE ZONE?
• Sexual Orientation:
What Is Sexual Orientation? - What Causes a Person To Have a Particular Sexual Orientation? - Is Sexual Orientation a Choice? - What About So-Called "Conversion Therapies"? - Is Homosexuality a Mental Illness or Emotional Problem? - Can Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals Be Good Parents? - Why Do Some Gay Men, Lesbians and Bisexuals Tell People About Their Sexual Orientation? - Why Is the "Coming Out" Process Difficult for Some Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People? - What Can Be Done to Overcome the Prejudice and Discrimination the Gay Men, Lesbians, and Bisexuals Experience? - Why is it Important for Society to be Better Educated About Homosexuality? - Are All Gay and Bisexual Men HIV Infected? - Where Can I Find More Information About Homosexuality?
• Being An Ally:
• Heterosexism: |
Some manifestations of heterosexism - Labeling Homosexuality, Bisexuality or Transgender a Problem – Heterosexual Privileges
• Gender Variance:
• American Psychological Association Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns Policy Statements:
• The History of Gay and Lesbian Experience During World War II: