Academic journal article The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality

Huebner, D.M., Rebchook, G.M., & Kegeles, S.M. (2004). Experiences of Harassment, Discrimination, and Physical Violence among Young Gay and Bisexual Men

Academic journal article The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality

Huebner, D.M., Rebchook, G.M., & Kegeles, S.M. (2004). Experiences of Harassment, Discrimination, and Physical Violence among Young Gay and Bisexual Men

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Huebner, D.M., Rebchook, G.M., & Kegeles, S.M. (2004). Experiences of harassment, discrimination, and physical violence among young gay and bisexual men. American Journal of Public Health, 94, 1200-1203.

It is well known that experiences of victimization and perceptions of discrimination based on sexual orientation are associated with psychological distress among gay and lesbian individuals. Most of the research measuring the incidence or prevalence of anti-gay harassment, discrimination, and victimization has been conducted in school settings and few studies of older populations have been sufficiently large enough to provide accurate rates of discrimination and victimization or to identify demographic subgroups who may be at high risk. The purpose of the Huebner, Rebchook, and Kegeles study was to measure the 6-month cumulative incidence of anti-gay verbal harassment, discrimination, and violence among a large sample of gay and bisexual men.

The study sample consisted of 1,248 gay and bisexual men from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas who were participating in a multi-city community-level HIV prevention intervention. The men ranged in age from 18 to 27 years with an average age of 23. Most (83%) identified themselves as gay and the rest as bisexual. Participants were mostly White (59%) or Latino (29%). The men filled out questionnaires that included a number of items on their experiences of anti-gay verbal harassment, discrimination (in employment, housing, insurance), and physical violence in the previous 6 months. …

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