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Culture Exploration interview- 1. How has being a part of your culture helped influence your self-concept? Being a part of the lgbtq community has helped me strengthen my self-concept in a way where I have a greater understanding of who I am as a sexual minority and how my sexuality is viewed in mainstream society. Because I am a member of a marginalized community, I am cognizant of the social stigmatizations that are geared towards those who do not fit into heteronormative culture. Since I have personally experienced some of the stigmas that lgbtq people, specifically homosexual men, are subjected to, I subconsciously attempted to conform to what a heteronormative society deems to be masculine. In the long run though, I knew that society’s ideologies on masculinity did not coincide with my identity, so therefore, I began to embrace my own sense of virility. 2. What are the norms of your culture? What is an example? The norms of my include gender fluidity and sexual expression. 3. What behaviors and rituals have you learned? And how would you describe enculturation in your culture? When did you realize you were a part of your specific culture? I have learned to embrace my masculine and feminine qualities, which is a quality that the gay male community enforces. Prior to coming to terms with my
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