Title

Belonging and Acceptance: Examining the Correlates of Sociopolitical Involvement Among Bisexual and Lesbian Latinas

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

5-23-2013

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services

Source ISSN

1053-8720

Abstract

This article employs a national sample of almost 400 bisexual and lesbian Latinas to examine the impact of community-level support/comfort, as well as the importance of sexual orientation and racial identity, on sociopolitical involvement. Results indicate that feelings of connectedness to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community are the most important predictor of sociopolitical involvement within both LGBT and people of color (POC) communities. While comfort within the LGBT community had no impact on LGBT sociopolitical involvement, it had a negative impact on POC sociopolitical involvement.

Comments

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2013): 141-157. DOI.

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