Sexual, Gender, and Ethnic Identity Intersectionality Among LGBTQ+ People of Color
Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling
Multicultural theorists argue that identity development theories fail to capture experiences of ethnic and sexual minorities. This study represents a preliminary investigation into patterns of identification, values, attitudes, behaviors, and sense of belonging of LGBTQ+ ethnic minorities. Ninety-three ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ adults (Mage = 25.34; SD = 8.08) completed an online survey including a Q-sort task. The Q-sort yielded four distinct groups distinguished by unique patterns of endorsement of behaviors and attitudes about their ethnic and sexual/gender identities and communities. The patterns indicated varying levels of integration vs. marginalization within their ethnic communities and the LGBTQ+ community, respectively.
Enno, A. M., Galliher, R. V., *Parmenter, J., & Domenech Rodriguez, M. M. (2022). Sexual, gender, and ethnic identity intersectionality among LGBTQ+ people of color. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 16(1), 2-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/15538605.2021.1972894