Its critical to address a few issues and concerns -- both founded and unfounded -- unique to gay and lesbian adoptive parents so that social workers can examine their own personal biases to make informed decisions. By dispelling the myths and focusing on what really matters, gay and lesbian adoptive families can receive the support they need to thrive, both during the adoption process and after. Browse the list of issues and latest articles from journal of gay & lesbian social services. Read about recent developments in civil rights cases, milestones in affirmative action, what it means to be transgender, population and marriage statistics, policies on same-sex marriage, americas most gay-friendly cities, and more. Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations conceptual issues and research evidence. In this article the author reviews research evidence on the prevalence of mental disorders in lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (lgbs). However, throughout 150 years of homosexual social movements (roughly from the 1870s to today), leaders and organizers struggled to address the very different concerns and identity issues of gay men, women identifying as lesbians, and others identifying as gender variant or nonbinary. See all volumes and issues volume 32, 2020 vol 31, 2019 vol 30, 2018 vol 29, 2017 vol 28, 2016 vol 27, 2015 vol 26, 2014 vol 25, 2013 vol 24, 2012 vol 23, 2011 vol 22, 2010 vol 21, 2009 vol 20, 2008 vol 19, 2007 vol 18, 2005-2007 vol 17, 2004 vol 16, 2004 vol 15, 2003 vol 14, 2002 vol 13, 2001 vol 12, 2000-2001 vol 11, 2000 vol 10, 1999 vol 9, 1999 vol 8, 1998 vol 7, 1997 vol 6, 1997 vol 5. This book promotes an understanding of these issues and proposes ideas for social work practice that are inclusive of lesbians and gay men in assessment and the provision of services. The book clearly links knowledge and practice and is structured in such a way so that theories relevant to social work practices with lesbians and gay men are covered before specific areas of practice are addressed. Goalimprove the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) individuals. Overviewlgbt individuals encompass all races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) social movements are social movements that advocate for lgbt people in society. Social movements may focus on equal rights, such as the 2000s movement for marriage equality, or they may focus on liberation, as in the gay liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Policy issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families addresses partner recognition, parenting, issues affecting children of lgbt parents, health care, discrimination, senior care and elder rights, and equal access to social services.