The minority stress perspective adds significant insight into the critical application and evaluation of theory regarding the impact of homophobia and correlates of HIV risk among gay and bisexual men and other sexual minorities. Continued understanding of the role that stigma, prejudice, heteronormativity, rejection, and internalized homophobia play in fueling HIV and substance use among gay and bisexual men is also necessary.
Dentato, M.P. (2012). The minority stress perspective. Psychology & AIDS Exchange, 37, 12-15. American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C. (Spring Issue).
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