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From coming out to visibility management: a new perspective on coping with minority stressors in LGB youth in Flanders

Alexis Dewaele (UGent) , Mieke Van Houtte (UGent) , Nele Cox (UGent) and Johny Vincke (UGent)
(2013) JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY. 60(5). p.685-710
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This article develops a model that describes relations among environmental characteristics, discrimination and visibility management, and the experience of minority stressors by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth. The article elaborates on how visibility management (i.e., regulating the exposure of one’s sexual orientation) of LGB youth can function as a coping strategy and is, therefore, closely tied to the experience of minority stressors. Qualitative support is found for the theoretical model in conducting 24 in-depth interviews with LGB youth. The analysis also shows that LGB youth use specific mannerisms, gender-nonconformist behaviors, and other indirect cues to make themselves visible or invisible as LGBs.
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minority stress, discrimination, coping, sexual minorities, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS, SELF-ESTEEM, DISCRIMINATION, GAY, ADOLESCENTS, GENDER, STIGMA, MASCULINITY, STRATEGIES

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MLA
Dewaele, Alexis, Mieke Van Houtte, Nele Cox, et al. “From Coming Out to Visibility Management: a New Perspective on Coping with Minority Stressors in LGB Youth in Flanders.” JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY 60.5 (2013): 685–710. Print.
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Dewaele, Alexis, Van Houtte, M., Cox, N., & Vincke, J. (2013). From coming out to visibility management: a new perspective on coping with minority stressors in LGB youth in Flanders. JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY, 60(5), 685–710.
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Dewaele, Alexis, Mieke Van Houtte, Nele Cox, and Johny Vincke. 2013. “From Coming Out to Visibility Management: a New Perspective on Coping with Minority Stressors in LGB Youth in Flanders.” Journal of Homosexuality 60 (5): 685–710.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Dewaele, Alexis, Mieke Van Houtte, Nele Cox, and Johny Vincke. 2013. “From Coming Out to Visibility Management: a New Perspective on Coping with Minority Stressors in LGB Youth in Flanders.” Journal of Homosexuality 60 (5): 685–710.
Vancouver
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Dewaele A, Van Houtte M, Cox N, Vincke J. From coming out to visibility management: a new perspective on coping with minority stressors in LGB youth in Flanders. JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY. 2013;60(5):685–710.
IEEE
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A. Dewaele, M. Van Houtte, N. Cox, and J. Vincke, “From coming out to visibility management: a new perspective on coping with minority stressors in LGB youth in Flanders,” JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 685–710, 2013.
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  author       = {Dewaele, Alexis and Van Houtte, Mieke and Cox, Nele and Vincke, Johny},
  issn         = {0091-8369},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY},
  keywords     = {minority stress,discrimination,coping,sexual minorities,SEXUAL ORIENTATION,DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS,SELF-ESTEEM,DISCRIMINATION,GAY,ADOLESCENTS,GENDER,STIGMA,MASCULINITY,STRATEGIES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {685--710},
  title        = {From coming out to visibility management: a new perspective on coping with minority stressors in LGB youth in Flanders},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2013.773818},
  volume       = {60},
  year         = {2013},
}

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