internalized homophobia


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internalized homophobia

the type of homophobia occurring in a homosexual person, often associated with self-loathing, self-censure, and self-censorship.

in·ter·nal·iz·ed ho·mo·pho·bia

(in-tĕr'năl-izd hō'mō-fō'bē-ă)
A psychological trait occurring in a homosexual, often associated with self-loathing, self-censure, and self-censorship.
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Internalized homophobia 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.
An anxious personality (Walker & Longmire-Avital, 2013) was positively correlated with depressive symptoms and internalized homophobia. Religiosity (Walker & Longmire-Avital, 2013) was correlated neither with depression nor anxiety, but positively correlated with internalized homophobia.
(4.) Alan Malyon coined the concept of Internal Homophobia in his article "Psychotherapeutic Implications of Internalized Homophobia in Gay Men."
The role of parental support in the relationship between homophobie bullying, internalized homophobia and psychological distress among sexual-minority youths (SMY): a moderated mediation approach
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
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.
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