LGBTQ Concerns

Men in Mixed-Orientation Marriages in Contemporary China: Unpacking the Role of Heteronormativity and Patriarchy

This qualitative study based on 34 in-depth interviews (IDIs) withcis-gendered tongzhi (men who are attracted to men) critically explores thefactors influencing their decisions to enter mixed-orientation marriages(MOMs) in China. Theoretically, the study weaves together insights from queerand feminist theorizing and analyzes the role of heteronormativity andpatriarchy, especially in relation to hegemonic masculine ideals, in thecontext [Read More...]

2023-05-03T12:56:38-04:00May 3rd, 2023|

Bias in the background? The role of background information in asynchronous video interviews.

Asynchronous video interviews (AVIs) have become popular toolsfor applicant selection. Although AVIs are standardized, extant researchremains silent on whether this novel interview format could introduce newforms of bias. Because many applicants complete AVIs from their homes, theirvideo background could provide evaluators with information about stigmatizingfeatures that (a) are usually "invisible" in traditional selection contextsbut become [Read More...]

2023-04-10T13:10:37-04:00April 10th, 2023|

Stigma, identity and support in social relationships of transgender people throughout transition: A qualitative analysis of multiple perspectives.

Supportive social relationships are vital for health and well‐being asthey serve to ameliorate stress and therefore reduce the likelihood ofsuffering from disease across the life course. This social support could bemore essential for transgender people, who experience unique social stressdue to their marginalized status. The current study compared and contrastedthe experiential accounts of transgender people, [Read More...]

2023-04-10T13:02:29-04:00April 10th, 2023|

A mixed‐methods study of relationship stigma and well‐being among sexual and gender minority couples.

Research has documented associations between relationship stigma,relationship quality and adverse health outcomes among sexual and genderminority couples. However, this work focused primarily on one aspect of anindividual's or a couple's identity rather than understanding theintersections of multiple, stigmatized social identities. As part of a largerproject focused on testing the efficacy of a couples‐based intervention toimprove [Read More...]

2023-04-10T13:00:19-04:00April 10th, 2023|

A Qualitative Description of Direct Care Workers of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Older Adults.

The aim of the study was to examine direct care worker (DCW)perceptions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) older adults livingin long-term care, assisted living, and home health settings. DCWs providethe closest interaction with LGBT older adults in these settings. Theperceptions DCWs have toward LGBT older adults is important because thequality of care can be [Read More...]

2023-03-16T16:44:46-04:00March 16th, 2023|

Who carries the baby? How lesbian couples in the Netherlands choose birth motherhood.

The purpose of the study is to contribute to an understandingof the cultural and normative meaning of birth motherhood and how lesbiancouples decide who carries the child. Background: The decision of who carriesthe child is central in lesbian family‐making, carrying consequences for lifeafter birth. Even so, it has been relatively overlooked in research. Drawingfrom the [Read More...]

2023-01-12T16:18:25-05:00January 12th, 2023|

LGBTQ@NASA and Beyond: Work Structure and Workplace Inequality among LGBTQ STEM Professionals

Scholars are just beginning to understand how organizational processes shape LGBTQ workplace inequality. Using multimethod data from STEM professionals, this article examines how one such factor—the way work tasks are structured within organizations—may impact LGBTQ workers’ experiences of marginalization and devaluation. Through interviews with STEM professionals at two NASA space flight centers with different work [Read More...]

2022-03-21T20:24:52-04:00March 21st, 2022|

Challenging Heteronormativity: An Analysis of the Effect of Sexual Orientation on Earnings in Spain

Using data from the Spanish Labor Force Survey between 2006 and 2018, we explore whether sexual orientation causes wage differences for partnered women and men in Spain. The study confirms that men in same-sex couples significantly earn less than men in opposite-sex couples, confirming our hypothesis for the "hegemonic masculinity premium." Women in same-sex couples [Read More...]

2022-01-07T14:48:46-05:00January 7th, 2022|

Do Scales Measuring Sexist Attitudes have Equivalent Meaning for Sexual Minorities and Majorities?

Ambivalent Sexism Theory (Glick & Fiske, 1996) has revolutionised understanding of sexism and generated a new way of examining sexist attitudes using the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI). One key goal in sexism research is to compare sexist attitudes across different groups, including people with different genders and sexual identities. Before doing so, researchers must be [Read More...]

2021-12-03T10:11:33-05:00December 3rd, 2021|

When My Parents Came to the Gay Ball: Comfort Work in Adult Child-Parent Relationships

In addition to the emotion work that occurs in families, I theorize that adult children also engage in comfort work with their parents, navigations, and strategies to reduce the discomfort of parents with their adult children's lives. This study analyzes how gay and lesbian adults navigate the participation of their parents at events run by [Read More...]

2021-04-30T12:08:37-04:00April 30th, 2021|
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