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Psychosocial Health of Black Sexually Marginalized Men
Social Determinants of Health Among African-American Men (2012)
  • Louis F Graham, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
There is a paucity of research on the psychosocial health of black sexually marginalized men. The little research that exists suggests that black sexually marginalized men are disproportionately burdened by mental health problems and disorders, the most severe of which are depression, anxiety, and suicidality. A number of theoretical models have been conceptualized to explain health outcomes among both ethnic and sexual minorities, the most comprehensive of which include three primary pathways. The minority stress model, which has been used with ethnic and racial minorities as well as lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities, posits that minorities who face oppression from a dominant group are likely to experience stress due to this oppression and consequently suffer greater morbidity.
  • African-American,
  • LGBT,
  • Mental Health,
  • Gender,
  • Minority Stress
Publication Date
H. Treadwell, C. Xanthos, and K. Holden
Jossey Bass
Citation Information
Louis F Graham. "Psychosocial Health of Black Sexually Marginalized Men" Social Determinants of Health Among African-American Men (2012)
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