Internalized Homophobia and Relationship Quality among Lesbians, Gay guys, and Bisexuals

Internalized Homophobia and Relationship Quality among Lesbians, Gay guys, and Bisexuals

Abstract

We examined the associations between internalized homophobia, outness, community connectedness, depressive signs, and relationship quality among a diverse community test of 396 lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals. Structural equation models showed that internalized homophobia ended up being related to greater relationship issues both generally speaking and among combined individuals separate of community and outness connectedness. Depressive signs mediated the relationship between internalized homophobia and relationship issues. This research improves present understandings of this relationship between internalized relationship and homophobia quality by differentiating involving the results of the core construct of internalized homophobia and its particular correlates and results. The findings are helpful for counselors enthusiastic about interventions and treatment methods to assist LGB individuals cope with internalized homophobia and relationship dilemmas.