Cohort Effect on the Coming Out Experiences of Bisexual Men.

McCormack, M., Anderson, E. and Adams, A., 2014. Cohort Effect on the Coming Out Experiences of Bisexual Men. Sociology, 48 (6), 1207 - 1223.

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DOI: 10.1177/0038038513518851

Abstract

This article examines bisexual men’s experiences of coming out across three age cohorts, and documents generational differences in the reception from friends and family regarding this disclosure. Drawing on in-depth interviews with an ethnically diverse sample of 60 openly bisexual men from the United States, we find that the oldest cohort encountered the most stereotypical views and prejudiced behaviour, while those of the youngest cohort expressed predominantly positive coming out stories. We attribute the cohort differences in these experiences to a decrease in cultural homophobia, alongside changes in the social organisation of masculinities.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1469-8684
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bisexuality ; Biphobia ; Coming Out ; Homophobia ; Masculinity
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:26212
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:16 Jan 2017 16:03
Last Modified:16 Jan 2017 16:03

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