Review of Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans & queer psychology: An introduction

Published: July 1, 2011

Abstract

Reviews the book, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans & queer psychology: An introduction by V. Clarke, S. J. Ellis, E. Peel, and D. W. Riggs (see record 2010-08660-000). The reviewer begins by commenting that she was very excited when she first perused this book because the authors promised an interdisciplinary, intersectional text. The authors share that they deliberately chose to call the book LGBTQ psychology as a demonstration of their inclusivity of a variety of sexual and gender identities. However, the reviewer does not necessarily agree with their decision to not include intersex/I in their acronym and focus, but they say it is because intersex is still only a "theoretical category" (p. 22). She criticizes the book, noting that it seems that bisexuals, transgendered individuals, people of color, the poor, those living in rural areas, those who are not able-bodied, and everyone who does not live in the "West" remain marginalized, even in a text whose title promises to include them. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).

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