The articles in this issue explore a wide range of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues. Dr. Peggy Chinn discusses the stigma of being lesbian or gay in the nursing profession (and academia) and she challenges lesbian and gay nurses to act against the status quo. Dr. Joanne Hall explores the meanings of tomboyism from linguistic, literary, and historical perspectives. Dr. Danny Willis presents his study of gay men's experiences of hate crimes and their aftermath. Drs. Sarah Morgan and Patricia Stevens present their research on the transgender development of female-to-male transgendered adults. Dr. Scott Weber explores policy and nursing implications for parenting, family life, and well-being among sexual minorities. Dr. Maria Pettinato presents her study of mid-life and older lesbians with alcohol problems, and Dr. Carol McDonald explores the common assumption that disclosure of sexual orientation is therapeutic. Finally, Dr. Christopher Blackwell explores conversion therapies and their ethical implications for psychiatric/mental health nursing practice.

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