WHAT IS QUEER SENSE

WELCOME TO QUEER SENSE

DISCOVER HOW CULTURE SHAPES OUR ATTITUDES

TOWARDS SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Bryce Bentley Summers – a queer theory doctor of psychology explains ecological models of human development which also gives information on queer theory definition, sociobiology theory, black queer studies, sexual identity theory/gender theory and LGBT theory. This knowledge was achieved through his sexual orientation research in Ph.D. school and queer studies that will be soon available in a queer theory book that will be available online at Amazon store. It is called QUEER SENSE: Where Do Our Attitudes Come From? A Revolutionary Theory for Educators, Parents, and Anyone LGBT.

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We are mere humans in this world and by virtue we have all developed a spectrum of attitudes that are both positive and negative towards sexual orientation.

It does not matter whether we are the most out and proud gay person in the world or the most obdurate ultra-conservative heterosexual male who holds all gays in contempt. Each of us finds ourselves having a diverse range of attitudes towards sexual orientation.

How did we ever come to hold such a diverse range of positive and negative feelings towards gay people in the first place?

I am glad you ask because the answer to this question is the heart of Queer Sense.

In short summary, imagine a nineteen year-old lesbian. She’s an individual comprised of biological components which have their own influence on sexual orientation. This woman interacts with people and organizations within her culture that include her friends, family, school, church, active political groups on her college campus, and media events on the internet and TV. The woman, we must also remember, lives in a time and place in history. For instance, consider this girl coming out to her parents in 1900 versus 2014.

The nineteen year-old woman is having her attitudes shaped within this culture by three active ingredients: Role Models, Attachment, and Language.

For example, the nineteen year-old forms not only attachments to role models within her culture such as her peers, parents, or a professor, but she also forms attachments to her university, church, or a few people she met one night at a PFLAG meeting. The girl and these models use a particular language in discussing sexual orientation which in turn influences her feelings about the concept of being gay.

This is Queer Sense. Welcome to a new way of thinking about how our attitudes are formed.

 

CLICK ON THE CONCEPTS BELOW TO DISCOVER MORE…

1. OVERVIEW OF QUEER SENSE

2. ATTITUDES

3. QUEER SENSE ECOLOGICAL MODEL

(Describes all items below)

———–  The Individual: Biological Components

———–  Micro Cultural System

———–  Extended Cultural System

———–  Macro Cultural System

————  Historical Context

4. LANGUAGE

5. ROLE MODELS

6. ATTACHMENT

side note copyPlease note my area of expertise is in sexual orientation as this has been my focus of research over several years. The pages you explore therefore center on attitudes towards sexual orientation rather than towards gender identity. I, however, have included transgender issues as much as possible.

I would like to note this model can easily be adapted to demonstrate how individuals develop attitudes toward a variety of minority groups such as transgender people, Mexican Immigrants, black people, Muslim people, etc.

RESOURCES

Youths

It Gets Better Project – founded by Dan Savage

PFLAG (Parents & Families of Lesbians and Gays)

Espanol: Latino gay youths

Youth Resource

Gay Straight Alliance Network

Advocates for Youth

Colage: For youths whose parents are LGBT

Help Information

Youths

Trevor Project | 24/7

1-866-488-7386

Adults

GLBT National Help Center

1-888-843-4564

Homeless Runaway Youths

National Runaway Hotline

1-800-786-2929

College Students

Your LGBT Friendly Campus

Most Friendly LGBT Colleges – Huffington Post

Top 50 Friendly LGBT Colleges

Sigma Phi Beta Fraternity

Delta Lambda Phi

Alpha Lambda Zeta (Lesbian Sorority)

Alpha Pi Delta Sorority (Lesbian Sorority)

Theta Pi Sigma (Open to all genders)

Rainbow Greek Networks

Sex Education

Sex, etc.

Queer Sex Ed

Educators

Bullying & LGBT Youths

Safe Schools Coalition

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network)

Parents

Ten Tips for Parents of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youths

In Belong To: Talks regularly to parents who have just been by their child they gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender.

Focus on the Family

The Marin Foundation: Works to build bridges between the LGBT community and church.

Matthew Shepard Foundation

For Parents with Trans Youth

LGBT Civil Rights Networks

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network)

National LGBTQ Task Force

GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

Human Rights Campaign

GetEqual

Matthew Shepard Foundation

Bisexuality Resources

Binet USA

Bisexual Org

Transgender Resources

Trans Student Educational Resources

Trans Equality

World Professional Association of Transgender Health

Political

American Veterans for Equal Rights

National Stonewall Democrats

Young Stonewall Democrats

Log Cabin Republicans

Lambda Legal

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