Homosexuality in Turkey: Strategies for Managing Heterosexism


Bakacak A. , Oktem P.

JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY, cilt.61, ss.817-846, 2014 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00918369.2014.870453
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.817-846

Özet

The goal of this study was to identify the strategies used by young homosexuals to manage their sexual minority status in Turkey. In-depth interviews were conducted with 15 self-identified homosexual university students. The data on the strategies employed by homosexuals suggested a categorization of these strategies into four interrelated areas: strategies employed in the process of self-acceptance; strategies to manage sexual stigma and prejudice; strategies specific to the coming-out process; and the strategies used while openly expressing their sexual identities.