In addition to my work addressing the psychological impacts of anti-LGBT politics, I have also done considerable work in other areas related to the experiences of LGBT individuals and communities. The materials below represent various facets of that work.
This C-SPAN interview explores little-known information about Boulder’s place in the movement toward marriage equality (2014)
- Motives of Heterosexual Allies (Journal of Social Issues, 2011)
This article presents data from an ongoing study of more than 125 heterosexual allies who have been visibly active in support of LGBTQ rights in the United States. The study examines the motives that fuel allies’ work and suggests implications for social policy.
- Different Ways of Knowing: The Complexities of Therapist Disclosure (Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, 2010)
This article discusses complexities associated with the unintentional disclosure of a therapist’s sexual orientation to a client in ongoing psychotherapy. A case involving a lesbian therapist and a heterosexually married woman with a female lover is described and discussed. The case highlights the distinction between overt and dialogic communications between a client and therapist.
- Liberating Psychology: Liberation Psychology and Psychotherapy with LGBT Clients (Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, 2010, Russell & Bohan)
This paper argues that neither science nor psychotherapy can be separated from values, and it calls on the insights of liberation psychology to examine the role of the social and the political in understandings of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) experiences.
Boulder, Colorado’s 150-year anniversary celebration inspired a variety of programs designed to call attention to the place of under-represented groups in the community. Among those efforts was a symposium organized around the experiences and contributions of LGBT people. This timeline was designed as visual representation of the presence and richness of Boulder’s LGBTQ culture since the 1969 Stonewall rebellion.
- The Gay Generation Gap: Communicating across the LGBT Generational Divide (Angles, Policy Journal of the Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies, 2005; Russell & Bohan)
The LGBT community includes adults and youths whose relationships with one another are framed by differences in age and historical experience. Little attention has been paid to these cross-generational relationships, and this article represents a discussion of the more complex elements of this generational divide. It suggests a framework for thinking about cross-generational relationships within GLBT communities.
- Subtle Stereotyping: The Media, Homosexuality, and the Sexual Abuse Scandal (Angles, Policy Journal of the Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies, 2003, Russell & Kelly)
This study examined over 1300 items published by the Boston Globe during 2002, the first year of the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal. The resulting article explores stereotypes about homosexuality in this coverage and describes how the coverage sometimes evoked the erroneous correlation between a gay sexual orientation and child sexual abuse.
- Gay Youth and Gay Adults: Bridging the Generation Gap (Journal of Homosexuality, 2002; Bohan, Russell & Montgomery)
This article focuses on the relationships between youths and adults in the LGBT community. Using data from a long-term qualitative study with LGBT youth, supported by information from numerous other sources, the article suggests that the failure of both groups to fully understand the experience of the other creates problems for both and may contribute to increased risk among LGBT youth.
This video, produced for public television, considers the experiences of heterosexual allies who take public stands on behalf of LGBT people. It is based on interviews with a number of heterosexual allies who worked alongside the (then)-LGB community to oppose Colorado’s Amendment 2, which explicitly prohibited any laws protecting LGB people from discrimination. The amendment passed, but was later ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.