Invoking community: rethinking the health of lesbian and bisexual women

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Natasha Bailey
Maria Gurevish
Cynthia Mathieson
Publisher: 
Feminist Voices/voix féministes
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the meaning of community and its importance in lesbian and bisexual women's lives including its relationship to their health.

ISBN/ISSN: 
GLBT.B35 2000
Notes: 
<p>Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Winter 2001: Lesbian and bisexual women reveal the importance of community in their lives and its relationship to their health. The community serves multiple functions, providing emotional and tangible resources for women and a sense of belonging in an isolating, heterosexist society. At the same time, sexual health can suffer when a community imposes expected rules for behavior. Finding a place in community carries implications for health in its broadest sense.</p>