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 G. Harper and M. Hidalgo and O. Jamil and R. S. Torres and M. Isabel Fern{\'a}ndez and Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for Hivaids Interventions},
  journal={American Journal of Community Psychology},
  • Bianca D. M. Wilson, G. Harper, +4 authors Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for Hivaids Interventions
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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