Identity threat among British Muslim gay men

Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, 2010. Identity threat among British Muslim gay men. The Psychologist, 23, pp. 640-641. ISSN 0952-8229

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Being gay in a heteronormative world can be difficult and stressful, but for Muslims who identify as gay, life can be particularly problematic. This is due primarily to negative social representations of homosexuality within Islam. This article elucidates some of the socio-psychological challenges which may be experienced by British Muslim gay men through a brief discussion of the relevant literature in this area. It is argued that psychologists ought to engage with these issues to complement ongoing work within sociology, and that studying the interface of sexuality and religion has important implications for policy and practice, particularly within counselling psychology.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Psychologist
Creators: Jaspal, R.
Publisher: The British Psychological Society
Date: 2 August 2010
Volume: 23
ISSN: 0952-8229
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 17 Apr 2020 14:58
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2020 14:58

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