reported a similar pattern with five out of the 10 most frequently cited reasons drawn from the pleasure subfactor, two drawn from the physical desirability subfactor and three drawn from the love and commitment subfactor.
Sports: Lesbian women
were indeed more likely to play softball as children - 52% compared to 22% of heterosexual women.
Through various art forms, participants were able to increase their self-knowledge, self-acceptance, self-expression, pride, voice, visibility, leadership and citizenship as young lesbian women
Specifically, married women on average work 1,360 hours per year while partnered lesbian women
work 1,949 hours per year (see Table 1, columns 1 and 2), a gap of 589 hours.
reported violence at a number of specific periods in their lives, particularly when they "came out" (openly acknowledged their sexual orientation).
For this reason, nurses may not realise they are dealing with lesbians and their children, perpetuating the notion that nurses do not acknowledge lesbian women
or lesbian mothers.
The sample consisted of self-identified lesbian women
executives, whether revealing or concealing their sexual identity in the workplace, who work in organizations whose missions were not specifically focused on gay or lesbian issues.
They suggested more training for lesbian women
on feminism and women's human rights, as a basis for analysing and challenging the root causes of discrimination and exclusion and holding the state accountable to the protection of their rights.
She has conducted research on the physical and mental health of lesbian women
, and she has written numerous articles and book chapters on gender and sexual orientation.
The research projects presented in this book, such as the lived experience of lesbian women
in gynaecological services, and the experience of women with severe pre-eclampsia, help reveal a world often concealed from us in practice.
to change the church's constitution to allow willing presbyteries and governing bodies to ordain openly gay men and lesbian women
as elders, deacons and ministers.
In the field of health, lesbian women
are often discriminated against in the healthcare services because of their sexual orientation.