Needs analysis of Brisbane lesbians: Implications for the lesbian community

Pisarski, A. and Gallois, C. (1996) Needs analysis of Brisbane lesbians: Implications for the lesbian community. Journal of Homosexuality, 30 4: 79-95.


Author Pisarski, A.
Gallois, C.
Title Needs analysis of Brisbane lesbians: Implications for the lesbian community
Journal name Journal of Homosexuality   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-8369
Publication date 1996
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1300/J082v30n04_05
Volume 30
Issue 4
Start page 79
End page 95
Total pages 17
Place of publication New York, NY
Publisher Harrington Park Press/Haworth Press
Language eng
Subject 380100 Psychology
380105 Social and Community Psychology
Abstract Examined lesbians' perceptions of their individual needs and the extent to which they looked to their community (Brisbane, Australia) to meet those needs. 101 self-declared lesbians (aged 18-45 yrs) completed a questionnaire assessing needs as well as demographic characteristics. Results indicate that Ss had many unmet needs which, in many instances, cut across the demographic spectrum of age, politics, stage of identity development, religious beliefs, occupation, and educational achievements. These needs were both internal and external, relating to the lesbian community itself as well as to the changes necessary in the heterosexual society. Findings also indicate that characteristics of community do exist within the Brisbane lesbian subculture. There were distinct, identifiable, interacting small groups and social networks in existence. However, a common need was found for a more united lesbian community that could provide services and social activities.
Keyword communities
lesbianism
needs assessment
social support,
adult attitudes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
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