My mother and I would often vacation on the Cape when I was a child, and as she began to notice my sexuality, she brought me to P-town, I suppose to gauge how I responded to the outness
and freedom of it all.
Each participant engaged in a semi-structured interview focused on their decisions around disclosure within schools and communities, factors that influenced their decisions around disclosure, desired levels of outness
, and advice for LGBTQIA pre-service teachers.
Inventory: This 11-item scale assesses the extent to which sexual minority people are open about their orientation with key individuals.
Sexual minority students in non-affirming religious higher education: Mental health, outness
, and identity.
In addition, a number of studies have stressed the importance of organizational support (Day & Schoenrade, 2000), coworker support, and supervisor support (Huffman, Watrous-Rodriguez, & King, 2008) for crucial outcomes in LGB employees, such as job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and degree of outness
Whether it's Ellen or Elton or Alexis or Laverne or Caitlyn, their outness
has empowered the community to take on some tough conversations in unwelcome places, and that's why the movement for equality has been able to make such advances so quickly.
The adult studies have contributed to the perception of rural areas as unsupportive of diversity; an America-wide study of GLBT baby boomers (n=1201) found that rural individuals reported lower levels of outness
and increased guardedness with others than those from urban areas (Lee & Quam, 2013), and a small Texan focus group study of GLBT adults identified that the perception that the rural community was unsupportive was an obstacle to community work (Drumheller & McQuay, 2010).
The voices of Amico's informants recede into the background, often synthesized into broad claims that can descend into gossip (admiration or loathing for certain performers based on their outness
or discretion, p.
The point was also strongly made that the current outness
and LGBTQ movement in some Hmong American communities made it untenable to fix a portrayal of Hmong society as unchangingly homophobic.
the aversion to externals, the betrayed Habit of brooding over the world within him, and the prodigality of beautiful words, which are as it were the half-embodyings of Thought, that make them more than Thought, give them an outness
, a reality sui generis and yet retain their correspondence and shadowy approach to Images and Movements within-- (60)
Level of outness
also determines one's level of community involvement (Rosario, Schrimshaw, & Hunter, 2004).
Topics included school experiences, mental health issues, identity, levels of outness
, and drug and alcohol usage, among others.