Black Masculinity Matters in Attitudes Toward Gay Males

  title={Black Masculinity Matters in Attitudes Toward Gay Males},
  author={Anthony J. Lemelle and Juan Battle},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={39 - 51}
ABSTRACT Recent work on attitudes toward homosexuals promotes the view that males typically have more negative attitudes than females; and African Americans have more negative attitudes than their white counterparts. However, among African Americans, women are thought to have the greatest negative attitudes because they perceive themselves as competing for a limited pool of black male partners. This study uses the National Black Politics Study to examine African American gender differences in… 

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