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APA Boston: “Workplace Sexual Indenity Management Strategies of LGBT Former Military Personnel”

Date: 
Thu, 08/14/2008 - 2:36pm - Sun, 08/17/2008 - 2:36pm

Palm Affiliated Scholar Dr. Bonnie Moradi presented findings at the APA's annual conference in Boston. Her presentation was titled, "Workplace Sexual Indenity Management Strategies of LGBT Former Military Personnel" and was presented with Anthony Sarkees, and Cirleen DeBlaere of the University of Florida. A analysis of survey responses from 443 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender former U.S. service members indicates that respondants manage their identities in the military environment by using three strategies. They use moderate levels of passing behaviors (concealing one's identity), low levels of disclosing behaviors (acknowledging one's identity to peers), and moderate levels of LGB-affirming behaviors (e.g., speaking out against jokes/slurs/discrimination).