Lecture 12 - Lecture12 04/03/201011:36:00 Colorblind

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Lecture 12 04/03/2010 11:36:00 Colorblind Think about racial socialization; Parents didn’t talk about race Posten’s model of biracial development o Personal identity o Encounter  o Immersion o Internalization   Sexual Identity  6% identified as gay or bisexual 13% reported sexual contact with a man 14% reported physical attraction toward men The question we ask is important  Definitions  Sexual orientation o Pattern of erotic attractions, thoughts, affections, or fantasies about  one sex, both sexes or neither sex Sexual behavior o Who a person has sexual contact with  Sexual Identity
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o One’s self-definition as a sexual being; many components Sexual orientation identity o A component of sexual identity; the label people give themselves that  names their sexual orientation  They aren’t always congruent   Began developing in 70’s and 80’s Theorized how one  Cass’ Sexual Identity Model Identity confusion – Could I be gay? o Realize behaviors/attractions are considered gay Identity comparison – Maybe I am gay o Face alienation and feelings of being alone o Begins: “I might be” Ends: “I probably am” Identity tolerance – I’m not the only one o Seeks other gays and lesbians to reduce isolation  o Begins: “I probably am” Ends: “I am, but don’t want to be”  Identity Acceptance – I’m OK that I’m gay o More contact with other gays and lesbians validates an normalizes  sexuality  o Begins: Tolerance gay identity. End: Accept gay identity
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Identity pride o Divides world into gay and straight, us vs. them o Begin: Accepts gay identity. End: Proud of it  Identity synthesis
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Lecture 12 - Lecture12 04/03/201011:36:00 Colorblind

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