Gay Men from Heterosexual Marriages

@article{Higgins2002GayMF,
  title={Gay Men from Heterosexual Marriages},
  author={Daryl J. Higgins},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2002},
  volume={42},
  pages={15 - 34}
}
ABSTRACT In the current study, the attitudes, behaviors and experiences of 26 gay or bisexual men who were married to a woman are examined. Data are provided on childhood family background and experiences, sexual practices with men, reasons for entering marriage, and the “coming out” process. The frequency of childhood sexual experiences was associated with unsafe sexual practices with other men in adulthood. Attitudes toward lesbians and gay men were more negative now than at the time of… 
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