Few and far from radical: LGBT related contributions in European social work journal publishing
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The acquisition of an appropriate and theoretically informed knowledge base constitutes an important requirement for the development of competent social work practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. This article discusses problems and potentials of addressing LGBT issues in social work and presents the findings of an inventory on LGBT-related content in European social work journal publishing from 2010 to 2015. Although the number of contributions is very limited, the findings confirm an attention to social aspects of LGBT issues and a strong focus on LGBT people’s needs in social work debates. More attention is, however, required in relation to theoretical choices capable of challenging heteronormativity on a more radical level.