Negotiating Dominant Masculinity Ideology: Strategies Used by Gay, Bisexual and Questioning Male Adolescents

  title={Negotiating Dominant Masculinity Ideology: Strategies Used by Gay, Bisexual and Questioning Male Adolescents},
  author={Bianca D. M. Wilson and Gary W. Harper and Marco A. Hidalgo and Omar Jamil and Rodrigo Sebasti{\'a}n Torres and M. Isabel Fern{\'a}ndez and Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions},
  journal={American Journal of Community Psychology},
In the context of a U.S. dominant masculinity ideology, which devalues men who are not heterosexually identified, many gay, bisexual and questioning (GBQ) adolescent males must develop their own affirming and health-promoting sense of masculinity. In order to promote the well-being of GBQ young men, exploration of their reactions and responses to dominant images of masculinity is needed. We qualitatively analyzed interviews with 39 GBQ African American, Latino, and European American male… 

Gay masculinities : a mixed methods study of the implications of hegemonic and alternative masculinities for gay men

Contemporary theories of gender conceptualise masculinity as a socially constructed, pluralistic and action-oriented entity. Hegemonic masculinity is the dominant masculinity discourse in many

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Global identification predicts gay-male identity integration and well-being among Turkish gay men.

Structural equation modelling revealed that global identification positively predicted gay-male identity integration, and indirectly subjective well-being, and alternative masculinity representations did not mediate this relationship, illustrating how identity categories in different domains can intersect and affect each other in complex ways.

Perceptions of gay men’s masculinity are associated with their sexual self-label, voice quality and physique

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"After all I’ve got the soul of a young girl“ - A Psychosocial Perspective on the Impact of Heteronormative Images of Masculinity on Sexual Risk Behavior of Gay Men

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It is suggested that future efforts to engage with gay men about their sexual behavior should account for their beliefs regarding the gender-role stereotypes associated with gay sexual self-labels.

Butch Tops and Femme Bottoms? Sexual Positioning, Sexual Decision Making, and Gender Roles Among Young Gay Men

The authors seek to contribute to the literature in this area by focusing on the ways that YGM understand and enact sexual positions during anal sex, and discuss the importance of considering gender and interpersonal factors when designing HIV/AIDS prevention messages for YGM.

Among Young Gay Men Butch Tops and Femme Bottoms ? Sexual Positioning , Sexual Decision Making , and Gender Roles

Gender and power are theoretical constructs linked to discussions of sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS among heterosexual couples. Despite the fact that HIV rates are rising among young men who have

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This purpose of this project was to examine the experiences of five male nursing students, to uncover the challenges involved with reconciling the perceived feminine nature of their occupation with

An Analysis of Hyper-Masculinity in Magazine Advertisements

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The utility of the minority stress model, how traditional masculinity may contribute to gender-related presenting concerns, suggestions for developing and evaluating remedial and preventive interventions, limitations, and future research issues are discussed.

The quest for modern manhood: masculine stereotypes, peer culture and the social significance of homophobia.

An effect of this sequence is that early homophobic experiences may well provide a key reference point for comprehending forthcoming adult sexual identity formation (gay or not) because powerful homophobic codes are learned first.

Exploring Sociocultural Borderlands: Journeying, Navigating, and Embodying a Queer Identity

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Strategies for Managing Heterosexism Used among African American Gay and Bisexual Men

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Producing contradictory masculine subject positions: Narratives of threat, homophobia and bullying in 11-14 year old boys

This paper reports a qualitative analysis of data from a study of masculinity in 11–14 year old boys attending twelve London schools. Forty-five group discussions (N= 245) and two individual

Sex isn't that simple: culture and context in HIV prevention interventions for gay and bisexual male adolescents.

  • G. Harper
  • Psychology, Sociology
    The American psychologist
  • 2007
Researchers and interventionists need to be creative and innovative in their HIV prevention approaches and ensure that programs are grounded in the lives and realities of gay and bisexual adolescents and young adults.

Butch, femme, or straight acting? Partner preferences of gay men and lesbians.

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Not all adolescents are the same: addressing the unique needs of gay and bisexual male youth.

Giving voice to emerging science and theory for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people of color.

General background regarding the empirical research needs and concerns regarding LGB people of color are provided and the articles included in this special issue are introduced.

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