Petitioning for Social Change: Letters to Religious Leaders From Gay Men and Their Family Allies

@article{Etengoff2017PetitioningFS,
  title={Petitioning for Social Change: Letters to Religious Leaders From Gay Men and Their Family Allies},
  author={C. Etengoff},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2017},
  volume={64},
  pages={166 - 194}
}
  • C. Etengoff
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
  • ABSTRACT Coming out is often described as challenging, especially for individuals from conservative religious communities (Etengoff, 2013). In an effort to explore how these sociocultural conflicts are mediated, gay men (n = 16) and their family allies (n = 9) from Christian and Jewish communities wrote letters to religious leaders regarding current sexual minority policies and whether they should change or remain the same. Petitioning tasks were selected as letters can shift author–audience… CONTINUE READING
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