ERIC Number: EJ1146617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
"Nothing Has Stopped Me. I Keep Going:" Black Gay Narratives
Bartone, Michael D.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v14 n3 p317-329 2017
Are being Black and gay problematic in the United States? Are Black gay youth "suffering" with these two intersecting identities? Traditional Eurocentric epistemologies would have one believe that Black males, Black gay males, and gay males (liminal groups) are suffering, rarely acknowledging those successfully navigating through society. Oftentimes, Black males and gay males are viewed as being at a disadvantage and struggling through life, which several scholars challenge in their work. What about those Black gay males who love themselves and accept their intersecting identities? Themes are presented here from a qualitative study that gathered life histories of how Black gay youth have negotiated their identities by navigating through social spaces and institutions while having self-possession and an acceptance and appreciation of their Blackness and sexuality.
Descriptors: African Americans, Homosexuality, Identification (Psychology), Males, Social Bias, Coping, Social Influences, Resilience (Psychology), Educational Environment, Critical Theory, Race, High School Students, Self Determination, Stereotypes, Experiential Learning, Personal Narratives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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