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  1. Psychometric Evaluation of the Comfort from Companion Animals Scale in a Sexual and Gender Minority Sample

    Contributor(s):: Tomlinson, Camie A., Pittman, Sarah K., Murphy, Jennifer L., Matijczak, Angela, McDonald, Shelby E.

  2. Lifesaving in Every Way: The Role of Companion Animals in the Lives of Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adults Age 50 and Over

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna Muraco, Jennifer Putney, Chengshi Shiu, Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen

    This study uses mixed-methods data and a life-course perspective to explore the role of pets in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults age 50 and over and addresses the following research questions: (1) How does having a pet relate to perceived social support and...

  3. Keeping Lily Safe: An Autoethnographic Exploration of Human–Animal Attachment during Adversity

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    | Contributor(s):: Catherine Lee

    This article is an autoethnographic examination of my experiences as a pet owner during a particularly challenging time in my life. Beginning with a summary of a critical incident, it shows the way in which fears for the safety of my pet cat, Lily, and my relationship with her impacted my...

  4. Domestic violence and companion animals in the context of LGBT people's relationships

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    | Contributor(s):: Nik Taylor, Heather Fraser, Damien W Riggs

    The link between domestic violence and animal abuse has now been well established, indicating that where there is one form of abuse, there is often the other. Research on this link, however, has almost exclusively focused on heterosexual cisgender people’s relationships. Lacking, then, is...

  5. People of Diverse Genders and/or Sexualities and Their Animal Companions: Experiences of Family Violence in a Binational Sample.

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    | Contributor(s):: Damien W. Riggs, Nik Taylor, Tania Signal, Heather Fraser, Catherine Donovan

    A significant body of research in the field of human-animal studies has focused on animals who live alongside humans within the home, with such animals often considered family members. To date, however, this research has focused almost exclusively on the experiences of heterosexual cisgender...

  6. It's raining cats, dogs and diapers! The intersections of rising pet ownership and LGBTQ+ coupledom

    | Contributor(s):: Gabb, Jacqui

  7. Queering the species divide

    | Contributor(s):: Corinne Ryan Teed, Anita Jung (adviser)

    Potential alliances between queers and animals populate queer scholarship, while dominant culture has relegated both groups to similar sites of subjugation and abjection. My work presents utopic visions crafted from these shared sites of marginalization and asks how they can enable new...

  8. #SaveBenjy: sexuality, queer animals, and Ireland

    | Contributor(s):: McLoughlin, E.

    This paper explores the #SaveBenjy Crowdfunder campaign to save a Charolais bull in the Republic of Ireland who expressed sexual interest only in weanling bulls and not the heifers he was expected to impregnate. The prominence and popularity of #SaveBenjy is anything but coincidental. In May...

  9. Older lesbian adults’ psychological well-being: The significance of pets

    | Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer M.

  10. Reframing Menstruation in India: Metamorphosis of the Menstrual Taboo With the Changing Media Coverage

    | Contributor(s):: Yagnik, Arpan Shailesh

  11. Percepcion de los beneficios de la tenencia de animales de compania en personas con orientacion sexual homoerotica y transex

    | Contributor(s):: Hugues H, B., Alvarez A, A., Castelo E. C, L., Ledon L, L., Mendoza T, M., Dominguez A, E.

    The aim of this study was to become acquainted of the perception of persons with homoerotic sexual preference (HSP) (n=40) and of transsexuals (n=20) regarding pet ownership and its relationship with personal satisfaction and benefits on psicoemotional health. A survey using a questionnaire was...

  12. Relational ecology: A theoretical framework for understanding the human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer M.

  13. Cat Person, Dog Person, Gay, or Heterosexual: The Effect of Labels on a Man's Perceived Masculinity, Femininity, and Likability

    | Contributor(s):: Mitchell, R. W., Ellis, A. L.

    American undergraduates (192 male, 521 female) rated masculinity, femininity, and likability of two men (one highly masculine and unfeminine, one normally masculine with low femininity) from a videotaped interaction. Participants were informed that both men were cat persons, dog persons,...

  14. "Souldog": The Perceived Impact of Companion Animals on Older Lesbian Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer Meredith

  15. Feline companions and demography

    | Contributor(s):: Jargin, S.

  16. Loneliness and The Aging Homosexual: Is Pet Therapy An Answer?

    | Contributor(s):: Kehoe, Monika

  17. What undergraduates want to know about homosexuality

    | Contributor(s):: McCord, David M., Herzog, Harold A.

  18. Unacknowledged and Stigmatized Losses

    | Contributor(s):: Werner-Lin, Allison, Moro, Teresa

  19. Heterosexual and homosexual behaviour and vocalisations in captive female koalas ( Phascolarctos cinereus )

    | Contributor(s):: Feige, S., Nilsson, K., Phillips, C. J. C., Johnston, S. D.

    Female koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) exhibit both homosexual and heterosexual interactions in captivity, even though only heterosexual copulations have been observed in the wild. A key component of sexual interaction is the acoustic bellow, which is produced by males in the wild and both...