Sociopolitical and Cultural Correlates of Internalized Homonegativity in Gay and Bisexual Men: Findings from a Global Study

Rigmor C. Berg, Richard Lemke, Michael W. Ross

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Abstract

Objectives: Based on the premise that internalized homonegativity (IH) is a product of the incorporation of environmental heterosexism, the authors examined the influence of sociopolitical and individual influences on IH. Methods: The cross-sectional study consisted of 109,382 gay and bisexual men across 77 countries. Results: Variables at the (European) country-level that were associated with higher levels of IH included lack of laws recognizing same-sex relationships and perceived and actual negative gay-related public opinion about homosexuals. Individual-level variables significantly associated with IH were public opinion about homosexuals and exposure to gay-related victimization/discrimination. Conclusions: An improved sociopolitical climate for LGB individuals is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-111
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2017

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© 2017 The Author(S). Published with license by Taylor and Francis. © 2017 Rigmor C. Berg, Richard Lemke, and Michael W. Ross.

Keywords

  • Gay men
  • homophobia/heterosexism
  • homosexual
  • internalized homonegativity
  • political
  • sexual rights
  • stigma

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