Sexual Identity Development and Synthesis Among LGB-Identified and LGB Dis-Identified Persons

Volume
Volume 33
Issue
Spring 2005
Title
Sexual Identity Development and Synthesis Among LGB-Identified and LGB Dis-Identified Persons
Abstract

What are the key milestone events that facilitate sexual identity among persons who experience same-sex attraction? Do those milestone events lead to one outcome, or are multiple outcomes possible with respect to how sexual identity develops and synthesizes over time? This initial pilot study compared 14 religiously-affiliated persons who integrated their experiences of same-sex attraction into a lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) identity synthesis, with 14 religiously-affiliated persons who dis-identified with a LGB-affirming ideology and pursued an alternative identity synthesis. We identified influences that facilitated an individual identifying with LGB-affirming ideologies and the individuals/subcultures that embrace such ideologies, and influences that facilitated an individual dis-identifying with LGB-affirming ideologies and the individuals/subcultures that embrace such ideologies.

Authors
Dr. M.A. Yarhouse, Dr. E.S.N. Tan and L.M. Pawlowski
Pages
3 - 16
Price
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