While same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States in 2015, for many LGBQ individuals, not much has changed. They continue to experience discrimination, and physical and psychological harms rooted in homophobia. Based on survey responses from a sample of LGBQ from an LGBTQ center in a highly LGBTQ-populated community, an LGBTQ campus organization, and two LGBTQ faculty and student listservs, this thesis outlines the types of homophobia the LGBQ experienced and the impact that homophobia had on their overall well-being (e.g., mental health, relationships, financial stability). The connection between their victimization and their offending is also explored. Suggestions for best supporting this LGBQ population conclude this thesis.
|Commitee:||Malm, Aili, Tolbert, Tracy|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Criminology, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 82/6(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Criminology, Gender studies, LGBTQ studies, Law, Social research, Mental health, Sociology|
|Keywords:||Discrimination, Homophobia, LGBQ individuals, Victimization, Queer identity, Same-sex marriage, United States|
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