alexa Minimizing heterosexism and homophobia: constructing meaning of out campus LGB life.


Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

Author(s): Fine LE

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Abstract This work investigates how American college students make meaning of the heterosexism and homophobia they encounter in their daily lives. Through interviews and a focus group with 23 out lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) college students, analysis yielded four themes: the overwhelming majority of students minimized incidences of heterosexism and homophobia; there was a desire on the part of many respondents to develop an identity apart from, rather than integrated with, sexual identity; the campus climate was generally portrayed as positive; and some participants expressed resistance, suggesting that heterosexism and homophobia can be countered. This article was published in J Homosex and referenced in Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

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