Internalized Sexual Minority Stressors and Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence

@article{Carvalho2011InternalizedSM,
  title={Internalized Sexual Minority Stressors and Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence},
  author={Amana F. Carvalho and Robin J. Lewis and Valerian J. Derlega and Barbara A. Winstead and Claudia Viggiano},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={501-509}
}
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious problem in both same-sex and heterosexual relationships. Although there are numerous similarities in the dynamics of IPV, gay men and lesbians experience unique stressors related to their sexual minority status. This preliminary, descriptive study examined the relationship among internalized homophobia, stigma consciousness, and openness to self-reported IPV victimization and perpetration. Among 581 men and lesbians, approximately one-quarter… CONTINUE READING

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