June Journal of the Month

lgbt-w borderAccording to the Library of Congress, “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.” To commemorate Pride Month, our featured journal is the Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling.

Published since 2006 by Routledge, a division of the Taylor & Francis Group, this quarterly peer-reviewed journal provides a professional forum for research, best practices, and emerging trends and issues relating to counseling the GLBT community.

The latest issue, published May 2013, is a special issue devoted to the challenges faced by LGBT immigrants. In this issue Yoshitaro Oba and Mark Pope address the particular needs of LGBT international students including the development of sexual identity, coming out in academic and social settings, forming relationships, returning home, and health-related issues. Eduardo Morales discusses the conditions that drive many Latino gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to seek asylum and the challenges they face in dealing with U.S. immigration laws.

The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling is currently available online through Reese Library. For more information about this journal or any other in our collection, contact Melissa Johnson, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian, at mjohns69@gru.edu or 706-667-4907.