LGBT Identity, Violence, and Social Justice: The Psychological Is Political

  • Sari H. Dworkin
  • Huso Yi

DOI: 10.1023/B:ADCO.0000005526.87218.9f

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Dworkin, S.H. & Yi, H. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling (2003) 25: 269. doi:10.1023/B:ADCO.0000005526.87218.9f


This article reviews the statistical evidence of LGBT violence in the United States and in the world. In the United States the statistics are from Amnesty International and the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. Statistics and other information about LGBT violence in other countries of the world come from many different sources. Reasons why this violence exists and international human rights responses are reviewed. The authors argue for a greater role for mental health organizations in the amelioration of prejudice against LGBT people and for more involvement of these organizations in social justice issues around the world. The article concludes with recommendations for future directions.

antigay violence gay lesbian bisexual transgender 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sari H. Dworkin
    • 1
  • Huso Yi
    • 2
  1. 1.Counselor EducationCalifornia State UniversityFresno, Fresno
  2. 2.National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.Institute for International Research on Youth at RiskNew York

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