Even though Canadians views are beginning to change about the GLBT population, “this population still faces oppression, discrimination, and internalize homophobia, and marginalization which may result in poor physical, emotional and social well being” (Morrow, 2004). While heterosexual are surrounded with positive role models and an abundance of images regarding sexual expression, the GLBT population may have difficulty finding support and positive images, especially when their communities lack resources such as gay –straight alliances and visible GLBT role model. GLBT individuals have to overcome internalize homophobia, much of which is derived from anti-gay message received in a variety of institutions such as religious affiliations, schools, and human services. This paper will discuss three concepts of social work that is important when dealing with the GLBT population. As a social service worker i...
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