Identity threat among British Muslim gay men.

Date

2010

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ISSN

0952-8229

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Publisher

The British Psychological Society

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Being gay in a heteronormative world can be difficult and stressful, but for Muslims who identify as gay, life can be particularly problematic. This is due primarily to negative social representations of homosexuality within Islam. This article elucidates some of the socio-psychological challenges which may be experienced by British Muslim gay men through a brief discussion of the relevant literature in this area. It is argued that psychologists ought to engage with these issues to complement ongoing work within sociology, and that studying the interface of sexuality and religion has important implications for policy and practice, particularly within counselling psychology.

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Citation

Jaspal, R. (2010) Identity threat among British Muslim gay men. The Psychologist, 23 (8), pp.640-641

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Research Institute

Media Discourse Centre (MDC)
Mary Seacole Research Centre