Sunday, May 23, 2010

Black Masculinity Matters in Attitudes Toward Gay Males – by Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr., PhD, and Juan Battle, PhD

ABSTRACT. Recent work on attitudes toward homosexuals promotes the view that males typically have more negative attitudes than females; and African Americans have more negative attitudes than their white counterparts. However, among African Americans, women are thought to have the greatest negative attitudes because they perceive themselves as competing for a limited pool of black male partners. This study uses the National Black Politics Study to examine African American gender differences in attitudes toward homosexual men. Multivariate findings show that of the variables analyzed: (1) Among African American females, age, income, education, and urban residence are statistically significant; and (2) among African American males, frequency of religious attendance was the only statistically significant variable. It is, therefore, argued that black masculinity explains the gendered differences and that negative attitudes within the African American community toward gay men contribute to debilitating both the physical and mental health of the entire black community. Photo - Lemelle, Photo - Battle 

Black Masculinity Matters in Attitudes Toward Gay Males – by Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr., PhD,  and Juan Battle, PhD – read complete paper

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Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr., is Professor and Chair at the Africology University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Professor Juan Battle holds a joint appointment in the department of sociology at both Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Correspondence may be addressed to: Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr., PhD, Department of Africology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413.
Journal of Homosexuality, Vol. 47(1) 2004
© 2004 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1300/J082v47n01_03

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by Jack Drescher M.D.

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“Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.”

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“Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.”
Though you drive Nature out with a pitchfork,
she will still find her way back

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Ignorance about human sexuality is harmful to children.

“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” Erik Erikson

…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Protect children and the entire world will be safe.

Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

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