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LIMA, Maria de Fátima Evangelista Mendonça  e  EDDINE, Eder Ahmad Charaf. Homosexualities: space in a specialized journal?. Temas psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.23, n.3, pp. 789-801. ISSN 1413-389X.

From the 1990s, we are witnessing a movement to combat discrimination and stigmatization against homosexual practices in Brazil. This study aims to investigate the psychological discourse specialized on homosexuality published by the magazine 'Viver Psicologia', a journal that covers not only psychology professionals, but also academics from various fields of knowledge and the general population. The aim of this research is not to evaluate the theoretical structure of these discourses, validity or support paradigms, but assessing psychology professionals' guidance about homosexuality, offered through a publishing vehicle easily accessible to the readers. To this end, through the technique of content analysis, we performed an interpretative reading of texts from twenty-five issues of the magazine produced by professionals for a period of two years (June 2002 to June 2004). The results show that in the rare cases in which the theme homosexuality is published in the magazine - which denotes a form of prejudice - it is backed by the psychoanalytic theory, which had dealt with homosexuality as a disease for a long time.

Palavras-chave : Homosexuality; prejudice; stigmatization; media; psychology.

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