Social Work pratcice with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People

Our society has no concrete knowlege of the truths surrounding societal myths and taboos concerning homosexuality. Twenty years ago,the topic has been rarely discussed and often avoided, with no reasearch exsisting. Even today, a selective amount of attention in the study of gay,lesbian, and bisexual population.
The social work concept that relates to   this the gay,lesbian, and bisexual population is social justice. Gay, lesbian and bisexual individulas face a issues with discrimination constantly. Social justice applies to them becuase we as social workers need to seek equality of oppurtunity, resourses and meaningful participation in decision making, just as straight individuals get the right to. When working with a gay, lesbian or bisexual client, social workers should be aware of the societal mytha and taboos surrounding homosexuality. The topic has been limited by moral and social doctrines.   Social workers need to have knowlege on the history of sterotypes and oppression this population faces. I have witnessed pleanty of discriminatiom and sterotypical limitaions put on gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals. A relative of mine is a homosexual, and i have seen how people glare at him or make dergatory remarks about him. Even his own siblings are gulity of rejecting him, being hostle toward him at family events, or in front of his peers and friends. Also, i have noticed that people have the tendency to be more leanant towards homosexuals that do not dress like females, opposed to ones who do.
There are great strengths with in this group that social workers may want to focus on in treatment. the gay, lesbian and bisexual population has been existing longer than people may want to acknowledge, which means that they have been dealing with being rejected from society for sometime now. This is a strength we as social workers ay want to focus on becuase they are a strong set of people. Reguardless...