A Clear Understanding Of Gay And Lesbian Families

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Introduction:
The purpose of this essay is to give a clear understanding of gay and lesbian families. This essay will discuss relative information and problems of this client group focusing on the demographic, history, polices, issues faced by the group as well as relevant support groups and programs available. This essay will discuss these topics by drawing on existing published scholarly literature and relevant, credible published sources. The second part of this essay will be a reflection of an event that relates to the LGBTIQA Community. This reflection will discuss the event as well as thoughts and feeling of a participant in the event. For the purpose of this essay Gay and lesbian will be defined as “A person who is attracted primarily to members of the same sex. Although it can be used for any sex e.g. gay man, gay woman, gay person, “lesbian” is sometimes the preferred term for women who are attracted to women.” ("LGBT Terms and Definitions | International Spectrum", 2016).
Part A
Demographics:
In regards to a social welfare role it is important to have an understanding of the client group. This understanding should include the relevant statistical data of the client group. Having this knowledge gives works an idea of how large the group is, how old they are as well as potential needs and problems that may occur. In regards to the lesbian and gay community statists sate that there were approximately 33,700 same-sex couples in Australia at the time of the 2011…
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