"I Was Terrified of Being Different": Exploring Gay Men's Accounts of Growing up in a Heterosexist Society.Flowers, Paul; Buston, Katie
Abstract: Examines retrospective accounts of gay identity formation during adolescence with working-class gay men (N=20). Themes salient to understanding their experiences are identified. Illustrates how socio-cultural context of compulsory heterosexuality is central in understanding accounts of both reported minority stress and identity construction. Implications for research are discussed. (MKA)
Title: "I Was Terrified of Being Different": Exploring Gay Men's Accounts of Growing up in a Heterosexist Society.
Author: Flowers, Paul; Buston, Katie
Journal Citation: Journal of Adolescence, v24 n1 p51-65 Feb 2001
Publication Year: 2001
Document Type: Journal Article (080); Research Report (143)
ERIC Identifier: EJ630548
Clearinghouse Identifier: CG557306
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Descriptors: Adolescents; Foreign Countries; * Homophobia; * Homosexuality; * Individual Development; * Males; Personal Narratives; * Sexual Identity
Identifiers: Great Britain