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dc.contributor.advisorShin, Richard Qen_US
dc.contributor.authorWelch, Jamie Cen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T06:14:50Z
dc.date.available2016-06-22T06:14:50Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M2XJ42
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/18385
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the intersections of gay and bisexual identity with body size, or fatness. Gay and bisexual identity and fatness are marginalized social identities that seem to be incompatible (Bond, 2013). While a sense of collective identity with the gay and bisexual community has been shown to be a protective factor against internalized homonegativity in gay and bisexual men (Halpin & Allen, 2004), the degree to which this protective factor persists for fat people in an anti-fat environment like the gay and bisexual community (Wrench & Knapp, 2008) has not been explored. This intersection of identities and anti-fat culture seemed to suggest there might be a relationship between fatness and internalized homophobia. Fatness did not moderate the relationship between sense of belonging to the gay and bisexual community and internalized homonegativity, but a significant positive relationship was found between belongingness to the gay and bisexual community and body shame.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIntersections of Gay and Bisexual Identity with Fatnessen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPsychologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLGBTQ studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbelongingnessen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbody esteemen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledfatnessen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhomonegativityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsexual orientationen_US


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