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dc.contributor.supervisor Fowler, Leah
dc.contributor.author Avelar, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-03T20:13:45Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-03T20:13:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07-03
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3710
dc.description.abstract This study explored the lived experiences, narratives, and perceptions of Latin American Gay men in Canada. Participants included three foreign-born men, who immigrated to Canada in adolescence or early adulthood. The interview questions were designed to consider each participant’s life through various developmental stages, including feeling different, coming out, and establishing a positive identity. Positive identity in gay men can be defined as (a) being fully out to family and friends, unless it is dangerous to do so, (b), being able to deal and cope with homophobia well, and (c) seeing oneself in a positive manner more often than not (Alderson, 2002). Voices are qualitatively presented to contribute to the vast number of quantitative data in the research literature regarding sexual minorities. Through narrative inquiry and analysis, themes emerged regarding (a) sexual identity, (b) ethnicity, and (c) positive identity. The findings and implications of this study can inform teaching and counselling practices with sexual and ethnic minorities and contribute to understanding the role that positive identity plays in the development of healthy, contributing citizens in our communities. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Master’s Scholarships en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education)
dc.subject Latin American gay men en_US
dc.subject counselling psychology en_US
dc.subject culture infused counselling and research en_US
dc.title Better queer than dead! : positive identity in Latin American gay men in Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0519 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0525 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0455 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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