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Perspectives on identity, disclosure and the campus environment among African American gay and bisexual men at one historically Black college
Journal of College Student Development (2011)
  • Lori D Patton, University of Denver
Abstract

This qualitative study examined how 6 African American men at one historically Black college made meaning of their gay or bisexual identity, made decisions about to whom they disclosed this identity, and how their sexual identity experiences were mediated given the context of the campus environment. The findings suggest although this particular HBCU (historically Black college and university) provided the participants an overall supportive and uplifting environment, they experienced challenges with publicly expressing their sexual identities. Implications and recommendations for future research and practice are offered.

Publication Date
January, 2011
Citation Information
Lori D Patton. "Perspectives on identity, disclosure and the campus environment among African American gay and bisexual men at one historically Black college" Journal of College Student Development Vol. 52 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/loripattondavis/19/