This study investigated the relationship among gender, social sex roles, and sexual orientation as components of sexual identity, and the relationship of these components to the overall self-concept. It was found that each component was individually important in the relationship of sexual identity to self-concept. The interaction between sex and sexual orientation suggested that different combinations of the female, male, heterosexual, and homosexual components had different relationships to self-concept.
Evaluation of self-esteem among homosexuals in the southern region of the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. This study seeks to evaluate self-esteem in homosexuals from southern Santa Catarina and relate it to several variables such as gender, age, bullying and psychiatric treatment. Participants were selected using the "Snowball" technique.
Although there are a number of categories included within each element, the present work will focus on sexual attraction, and within that element, gay and lesbian youth. Adolescence is a period of development, the course of which allows youth to explore their personal identities and begin to act according to gender roles acceptable by societal structures around them Rotheram-Borus et al. During this time of development, gay and lesbian youth also have to come to terms with their sexual identities and examine what their sexual orientation means in relation to their personal identities Rotheram-Borus et al.
Sex Roles. An examination was made of the following research questions: a Do Irish homosexuals and heterosexuals differ in the frequency of their classification in sex-role categories? Results indicated that Irish homosexuals were classified more frequently than Irish heterosexuals as androgynous.
Although the term is new, discussions about sexuality in general, and same-sex attraction in particular, have occasioned philosophical discussion ranging from Plato's Symposium to contemporary queer theory. Since the history of cultural understandings of same-sex attraction is relevant to the philosophical issues raised by those understandings, it is necessary to review briefly some of the social history of homosexuality. Arising out of this history, at least in the West, is the idea of natural law and some interpretations of that law as forbidding homosexual sex.
Jump to navigation. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adolescents who come out at school have higher self-esteem and lower levels of depression as young adults, compared to LGBT youth who don't disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity at school, according to a new study led by University of Arizona researcher Stephen Russell. Published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, it is the first-known study to document the benefits of being out during adolescence, despite the fact that teens may experience bullying when they openly identify as LGBT.
Reuters Health - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have better self esteem and less depression as young adults if they were open about their sexual orientations as adolescents, a new study suggests. Attempts to hide sexual orientation are generally unsuccessful, and the result is more abuse and more depression, the authors say in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. What's needed, said Stephen Russell, the study's lead author, are "supporting environments so that all kids can figure out and be as true to themselves as they can be. Research shows that adults fare better after disclosing their sexual orientations, but there was little evidence on how being "out" in middle or high school affects mental health later on.
It's an unfortunate reality that people within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning LGBTQ community have a harder time accepting and loving themselves. Society's message toward anyone who is not straight or cisgender a person whose sex matches their gender is often negative and harshly critical. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are seen as outcasts and freaks.