Nonheterosexual Orientations: Issues and Attitudes Is Sexual Orientation a Choice? Gay Marriage –Domestic Partnerships –Civil Unions Sexual Orientation and Having Children Interpersonal Qualities of Nonheterosexual Relationships –Myths
Interpersonal Qualities of Nonheterosexual Relationships
Theories of Sexual Orientation Biological Influences on Sexual Orientation –Brain Structure and Function –Hormones –Genetics
Theories of Sexual Orientation (cont.) Experiential and Environmental Influences on Sexual Orientation A Biological-Environmental Interactive Approach –Exotic Becomes Erotic Theory (EBE) Gender-conforming Behavior Gender-nonconforming behavior Do the Origins of Sexual Orientation Matter?
Coming Out When Do People Come Out? The Coming-Out Process – Cass’s Model of Homosexual Identity Formation –Troiden’s Formation of Homosexual Identities The Dangers and Pitfalls of Coming Out –Homosexuality and Suicide –Coming Out on Campus
Prejudice, Discrimination, and the Gay Rights Movement Sexual Orientation and HIV –In Touch with Your Sexual Health AIDS Stigma Laws against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation –Protected Classes Laws Prohibiting Gay and Lesbian Sexual Behaviors –Sodomy Laws
Prejudice, Discrimination, and the Gay Rights Movement (cont.)