Professional Reflection & Literature Review on LGBTQA+ sexual behavior
This assignment is focused on “Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence” by Marion Dane Bauer. Throughout this course you are learning and unlearning information relative to the field of Human Sexual Behavior. Most of the informaton that exisits prior to the last few years is heteronormative, cisnormative and biased with regards to members of the LGBTQA+ community. You will explore both the stories in the book, how they relate to the two other class text books and to research as well as modern day applications.
This assignment has 3 parts:
Part 1: A reflection of the book “Am I Blue” that addresses your thoughts, feelings, related bias and addresses at least 4 specific vignettes from the book. You are expected to explore your early learnings or opinions on the topic and how that has adapted and changed (either because of your own lived experience or due to this course). You must also use the course textbooks to connect course content to the vignettes you choose. This section should reference the Caroll and Stombler text at least twice. This section should 2-3 pages (min/max).
Part 2: For one of those vignettes, find 3 scholarly articles related to LGBTQA+ identities and the vignette’s topic (for example, you may choose to look at coming out as it pertains to LGBTQA+ student athletes; you may choose to look at research on an aspect of LGBTQA+ parenting; LGBTQA+ specific bullying, etc.) Complete a literature review of the 3 articles. Your first paragraph should be a standard literature review. Your second paragraph should link the article to the vignette and class content. This section should be 2-3 pages (min/max).
Part 3: Find 3 relevant (within the past 3 years) news articles, blogs, media or stories that relate to the vignette you chose. For example, if you chose the story about the runner, you should be looking for 3 relevant resources related to LGBTQA+ athletes today. Synthesize the resources you chose and connect them to the person in the story. For example: How might the person in the story be affected by today’s policies, media, reporting, recent research, etc. This section should be 2-3 pages (min/max).
In total your paper should be 6-9 pages (min/max)
Important: Each paper must be typewritten and follow APA formatting including a title page, running head, abstract and citations listed correctly.