Unpacking civic engagement: the sociopolitical involvement of same-gender loving black women.

  title={Unpacking civic engagement: the sociopolitical involvement of same-gender loving black women.},
  author={Angelique Harris and Juan Battle},
  journal={Journal of lesbian studies},
  volume={17 2},
Employing a national sample of over 600 same-gender loving (SGL) black women, we explore the relative impact of community-level support/comfort and the importance of sexual orientation and racial identity on two dependent variables-sociopolitical involvement within lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities as well as sociopolitical involvement within people of color (POC) communities. Findings indicate that feelings of connectedness to the LGBT community are the most important… CONTINUE READING
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