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Latino and Black Lesbian, Gay and Bisexuals (LGB) More Religious than White LGBs

Permanent Link | Posted by The DC Center on October 31, 2012 12:58 AM


preach.jpgAccording to a new study, Latino and Black lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) men and women are more religious than their White counterparts by every measure, including likelihood to attend religious services, engage in prayer, and to identify with a religious affiliation. Both racial and ethnic minority LGBs were more likely than White LGBs to attend services in non-affirming settings, and this difference explained their higher levels of internalized homophobia.

A majority of religious LGB people attend services in settings that do not affirm their sexuality and sexual identity," said co-author David M. Barnes, a doctoral candidate at Columbia University. "This is further evidence that clinicians working with LGBs need to understand their patients' religious backgrounds and current religious attendance."

The study, Religious Affiliation, Internalized Homophobia, and Mental Health in Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals will be published in a forthcoming issue of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

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