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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


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
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bisexuality ; Biphobia ; Coming Out ; Homophobia ; Masculinity
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:26212
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:16 Jan 2017 16:03
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:01


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