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date: 22 February 2024

Gay Men: Overviewlocked

Gay Men: Overviewlocked

  • James I. MartinJames I. MartinNew York University

Summary

This entry explains who gay men are, how gay identity constructions have evolved since their inception, and how they continue to evolve. It also describes the health and mental health problems that gay men may present to social work practitioners. In addition, it identifies several social policies that are relevant to gay men. The entry argues that a systemic perspective that takes into account the social, political, and cultural influences on gay men is necessary for understanding the problems that such men commonly experience.

Subjects

  • Aging and Older Adults
  • Clinical and Direct Practice
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

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