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American Journal of Community Psychology

, Volume 55, Issue 1–2, pp 164–166 | Cite as

Special Section on LGBT Resilience Across Cultures: Introduction

  • Christopher R. Beasley
  • Richard A. Jenkins
  • Maria Valenti
Original Article

Abstract

This special section addresses a gap area of resilience and LGBT well-being. Although comprehensive global diversity regarding LGBT resilience was challenging to find, the special section includes representation from outside the US (Israel and Hong Kong), ethnic/racially diverse domestic populations, immigration, and one population for which LGBT identities might be considered marginalized—Christians in the US. The full range of LGBT identities are represented in the issue along with persons identifying as queer or questioning, although transgendered people were less well represented than lesbian, gay or bisexual identities.

Keywords

LGBT Resilience Culture Prevention Promotion 

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© Society for Community Research and Action 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher R. Beasley
    • 1
  • Richard A. Jenkins
    • 2
  • Maria Valenti
    • 3
  1. 1.Washington CollegeChestertownUSA
  2. 2.Department of Behavioral Sciences and HealthNational Institute on Drug AbuseBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Education Development CenterWalthamUSA

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