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The lived experiences of Latino men who question and explore their sexuality
by Velez, Juan V., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 113; 1523235
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study examined how 14 Latino men attending a large, public institution in California questioned and explored their sexual identities. There is a paucity of literature on the experiences of Latino male students who identify as gay and bisexual. Understanding how these students navigate this aspect of their identity development is important. The findings of this study suggested that the questioning process is a transition that alters relationships, routines, assumptions, and roles. Three themes were identified: how the participants (a) questioned and explored their sexuality, (b) balanced cultural expectations, (c) and came out. Some of the students in this study managed their identities within the Latino community and the gay community while others disengaged from their cultural values and upbringing.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Brien, Jonathan
Commitee: Ortiz, Anna M., Sanlo, Ronni
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advance Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: LGBTQ studies, Psychology, Hispanic American studies, Higher education
Keywords: California, College men, Latino men, Questioning, Sexual orientation, Sexual questioning
Publication Number: 1523235
ISBN: 978-1-303-20686-3
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