and internalizing mental health problems: a meta-analytic review.
Moderators of the relationship between internalized homophobia
and risky sexual behavior in men who have sex with men: a meta-analysis.
(4.) Alan Malyon coined the concept of Internal Homophobia in his article "Psychotherapeutic Implications of Internalized Homophobia
in Gay Men."
Sufferers of internalized homophobia
may denigrate themselves and their same-sex relationships.
It was also found that feeling connected to the gay community was both positively and negatively associated with binge drinking, as those who felt connected were more likely to report binge drinking, but, community connectedness protected against internalized homophobia
, thereby indirectly protecting against heavy episodic drinking.
The Role of Internalized Homophobia
in the Construction of Gay Identity
was higher among women and transidentified compared to men.
Our community's eager rush to embrace just about any celebrity who deigns to notice our existence is emblematic of our lack of self-esteem, our internalized homophobia
Thus we have internalized racism, internalized homophobia
, internalized misogyny and internalized atheophobia.
The paper by Adebajo and her colleagues from the office of the Population Council in Nigeria (4), describes an innovative approach for identifying men who have sex with men, and reports the results of interviews with this category of men to determine their experiences and perceptions of internalized homophobia