Service provider perspectives of minority stress among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the UK

Rehman, Z., Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519 and Fish, J., 2020. Service provider perspectives of minority stress among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the UK. Journal of Homosexuality. ISSN 0091-8369

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Abstract

Mental health inequalities among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people from lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities persist and remain under-researched. This study is the first in the UK to explore, from the perspective of service providers, minority stress experienced by BAME LGB people. Twenty-three participants were interviewed and data were analyzed using qualitative thematic analysis. Minority stress theory was utilized to inform the analysis, yielding the following themes: (1) Stress induced by conflicting sociocultural norms, (2) interpersonal inhibitors of coming out, (3) and problematic coping. BAME LGB individuals are exposed to stressors due to their intersecting sexual, gender, religious, and cultural identities. Major psychological stressors include stigmatized identity, expectations of a heterosexual marriage, and maladaptive coping strategies. This study sheds light on the potential steps that can be taken to ensure effective coping responses among BAME LGB people.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Running head: Minority stress among BAME LGB people in the UK
Publication Title: Journal of Homosexuality
Creators: Rehman, Z., Jaspal, R. and Fish, J.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 14 September 2020
ISSN: 0091-8369
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NumberType
10.1080/00918369.2020.1804256DOI
1366947Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 16 Sep 2020 08:54
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 08:54
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40743

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