Consequences of frequenting the lesbian bar.

  title={Consequences of frequenting the lesbian bar.},
  author={Elisabeth P Gruskin and Kimberly M Byrne and Susan Kools and Andrea Altschuler},
  journal={Women & health},
  volume={44 2},
Research indicates that lesbians who frequent bars are more likely to drink and that lesbians drink more than their heterosexual counterparts. We explored in detail the consequences of lesbians' bar attendance. We conducted 35 in-person, semi-structured interviews and analyzed the data using qualitative methods. The findings are organized into the following categories: safety and support over the life course; lesbian identity development; reduction of stress; and social networks and intimate… CONTINUE READING

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