We will be having a book signing of A Positive View of LGBTQ at Morris Book Shop (882 E. High St., Lexington, KY) on Wednesday, February 22, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments provided by the Department of Women and Gender Studies (UK). Come enjoy conversation with the authors and community.
Ellen Riggle (Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies and Political Science) and Sharon Rostosky (Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology), University of Kentucky, have recently published a book that focuses on the positive experiences in LGBTQ lives. The book, A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being, includes stories that people shared when asked the simple but novel question, “What is positive about having a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer identity?” The answers focus on themes such as the benefits of personal authenticity and insights, having stronger relationships with family and friends, flexibility in gender expression and roles, increased compassion for others, fighting for social justice, and a sense of community belonging. The book includes activities to inspire readers to cultivate their own positive narratives and strengths.