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Critical Influences on Sexual Minority College Males' Meaning-Making of their Multiple Identities
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (2015)
  • Daniel Tillapaugh, University of Maine
Abstract

This grounded theory study explored the critical influences on college sexual minority males’ meaning-making of their multiple identities. Twenty-six cisgender males attending colleges and universities within the United States and Canada were interviewed and provided journal responses to specific prompts. Four themes emerged, including: involvement in LGBT-affirming spaces, intimate relationships with other males, involvement in student leadership positions, and ongoing exposure to heterosexism and homophobia.

Keywords
  • gay males,
  • meaning-making,
  • multiple identity development,
  • student development
Publication Date
March, 2015
Citation Information
Daniel Tillapaugh. "Critical Influences on Sexual Minority College Males' Meaning-Making of their Multiple Identities" Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice Vol. 52 Iss. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/danieltillapaugh/7/