Sexual Minority Reflections on the Kinsey Scale and the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid: Conceptualization and Measurement

@article{Galupo2014SexualMR,
  title={Sexual Minority Reflections on the Kinsey Scale and the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid: Conceptualization and Measurement},
  author={M. Paz Galupo and Renae C. Mitchell and Ashley Grynkiewicz and Kyle S. Davis},
  journal={Journal of Bisexuality},
  year={2014},
  volume={14},
  pages={404 - 432}
}
This research investigated responses of sexual minority individuals to two sexual orientation scales regarding how well the scales capture their sexuality. Participants were self-identified sexual minorities (including lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, and asexual) who represented a range of gender identities. Using thematic analysis, three themes were identified related to the conceptualization of sexual orientation, and three for its measurement. Themes for conceptualization… Expand
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