"By doing so I got myself into a state of anxiety and exhaustion, or puffed outness
, so I couldn't do the second test."
, stigma, and primary health care utilization among rural LGBT populations.
Rather than being either "out" or "closeted" all of the time, people may engage in "strategic outness
" based on context, including how close they are with the person with whom they are interacting (Patterson 1995, Sullivan 2004, Wright 1998).
Taylor, Y 2010, 'The 'outness
' of queer: class and sexual intersections', in K Browne & CJ Nash (eds.), Queer methods and methodologies: queer theories and social science research, Ashgate Publishing, Burlington.
Charlton, Sc.D., from Boston Children's Hospital, and colleagues analyzed data from the Growing Up Today Study (7,120 young women) to examine potential teen pregnancy risk factors, including childhood maltreatment, bullying victimization and perpetration, and gender nonconformity, as well as sexual minority developmental milestones, sexual orientation-related stress, sexual minority outness
, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual social activity involvement among sexual minorities.
"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.
, stigma, and primary health care utilization among rural LGBT populations Citation Definition for Rural Recruitment / or Non-Urban Sampling Approach Austin, E.
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
. As a result, to understand a more nuanced view of employed LGB persons' experiences, focusing on a supportive LGB workplace climate might prove to be a more fruitful avenue for examination than focusing on overt workplace discrimination experiences.
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.