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Early and Current Family Environment Among Inpatient Trauma Survivors: Associations with Multi-type Abuse and Sexual Orientation

Description: The present study is an exploratory analysis of associations among sexual orientation, childhood abuse, and characteristics of both early and current family environment in a sample of 80 inpatient trauma survivors. Participants were administered a background information questionnaire, Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule, the Family Environment Scale and other instruments not analyzed in the current study. Multi-type abuse was significantly associated with low expressiveness and independ… more
Date: May 2013
Creator: Williams, Jennifer S.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Sexual orientation self-label, behavior, and preference: College students in Taiwan and the USA

Description: The relationships among self-labeled sexual orientation, sexual preferences, and sexual behaviors were examined in samples from Taiwan and the USA. Subsamples matched on gender, age, and marital status were created to reduce sexual orientation cell size discrepancies and demographic differences. Sexual orientation self-label, the Kinsey Scale of Sexual Orientation, and a modified version for preference were used to assess participants' sexual orientation, behavior, and preference, respectively.… more
Date: August 2002
Creator: Roberts, Mary Kathryn
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Olfactory Preferences in Human Females

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship existed between olfactory preferences and sexual orientation in Heterosexual, Entire Life lesbian, and Adopted Lifestyle lesbian women. Research in the area of olfaction and sexual behavior was reviewed and, on the basis of the literature, it was hypothesized that Heterosexual women would prefer male odors, Entire Life lesbian women would prefer female odors, and Adopted Lifestyle lesbian women would prefer male odors more than Entire… more
Date: August 1983
Creator: Stange, Judy L. (Judy Lynne)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A model for the development of disordered eating among lesbians

Description: It has only been in recent years that eating disorder researchers have begun focusing on sexual orientation as a variable that may affect prevalence rates. Heeding the call for studies that extend beyond identification of fixed eating disorder risk factors (e.g., gender), this study was designed to explore factors that contribute to the development of disordered eating among lesbians. In this study, a hypothesized Lesbian Model of Disordered Eating was tested using structural equation modeling.… more
Date: August 2002
Creator: Joshua, Michelle D.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Mock Juror Effects of Blame and Conviction in Rape Cases: Do Attitudes, Beliefs, and Contact with Homosexuals Matter?

Description: The current case involves a female rape victim. Research has shown the level of victim blaming can be elevated if the victim is a lesbian woman compared to a heterosexual woman. Mock jurors’ responses to personality trait questionnaires (e.g., Belief in a Just World, Attitudes Toward Women, Attitudes Toward Lesbians) and amount of contact they have with homosexual people were employed as predictors of how they would decide victim blaming and perpetrator guilt. Personality trait findings were no… more
Date: May 2016
Creator: Hurst-McCaleb, Dawn
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Diversity in the Peace Corps

Description: A paper in which the Peace Corps answers questions about the people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer as it relates to working for the Peace Corps.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Peace Corps.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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["Wariness and Optimism Vie as Gays View New President" article, January 26, 2001]

Description: An article written by Elizabeth Becker for the New York Times about the acknowledgement of the Republican Unity Coalition and inclusion of gay and lesbian people in ceremonies. The piece also speaks about the opinions of the new president George W. Bush and vice president Dick Cheney.
Date: January 26, 2001
Creator: Becker, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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An Analysis of Gay/Lesbian Instructor Identity in the Classroom

Description: In this project I explore the connection between cultural and personal identity in the college classroom. Respondent interviews were conducted using open-ended questions, which began with a broad picture of the role the instructor played in the classroom and then focused more specifically on the issue of sexual orientation and the choices to disclose or not disclose orientation in the classroom. Thematic analysis was used to examine the interviews, upon the completion of the interviews being … more
Date: May 2008
Creator: Giovanini, Heather
Partner: UNT Libraries

Safe Zone

Description: A presentation which provides information about the LGBTQ community and defines terms related to sexuality.
Date: unknown
Creator: University of New Mexico. LGBTQ Resource Center
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Lesbian Settles Suit For Bias in Dallas

Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor.
Date: September 16, 1994
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Oologah Grad Becomes Reluctant Gay-Rights Champion

Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor.
Date: April 26, 1992
Creator: McDonald, Mark
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Mica England Press Kit

Description: Mica England's press kit related to her role as an LGBTQ activist and speaker. England filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department in 1989 when they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian.
Date: 2019~
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Mica Stands Up - and Pays the Price

Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor.
Date: May 4, 1992
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Inferences of Sexual Orientation and Gender Role Based on Clothing and Posture

Description: This study investigated the effect of clothing, posture, and sex of subject on inferences concerning sexual orientation and gender role. Subjects were a convenience sample of 327 students. The study wa sa 2 (masculine/feminine clothing) X 2 (masculine/feminine posture) X2 (sex of subject) between subject experimental design. Perceptions of sexual orientation were measured by a single item anchored at one end by homosexual and the other end by not homosexual.
Date: August 1992
Creator: Wiens, Paul A. (Paul Anthony)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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England vs. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas

Description: Personal recollections of Mica England about her experience filing a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor. The text and images were captured from a webpage. Images of England, members of The Dallas Way board of directors, Dallas Police Chief Lupe Valdez, and Dallas Police Major Barbara Hobbs are embedded in the text. more
Date: May 10, 2015
Creator: England, Mica & Williams, Paul J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor. Because the image has been reassembled in PhotoShop from two separate images there is a vertical line running down the center of the article. The article features an image of England standing outside of Dallas City Hall.
Date: November 17, 1991
Creator: Kretz, Steffen
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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