Effective support for lesbians in rural communities: the role of psychotherapy.

@article{Hastings2011EffectiveSF,
  title={Effective support for lesbians in rural communities: the role of psychotherapy.},
  author={Sarah L. Hastings and Alysia Ann Hoover-Thompson},
  journal={Journal of lesbian studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          197-204
        }
}
Most research involving lesbians has been conducted using urban or suburban samples. However, the challenges lesbians face in their rural communities differ from those encountered by lesbians in urban areas. Lesbians in rural areas face potential isolation due to the lack of a visible gay community, an overall lack of services and resources, and an often heightened experience of stigma. Rural areas tend to have a more conservative political climate with an emphasis on fundamentalist religious… CONTINUE READING