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Findings from a Nationwide Survey of      LGBT Black Men & Women       Eastern Sociological Society Regional Conference   ...
Our Purpose
To Document and Celebrate
Not Pathologize
Sociopolitcal Mosaic
Other Studies
SJS Study
Total Sample Size = 5,500
N=4,963
5 Groups
5 Topics
Research Methods
•Columbia South Carolina Black Pride•New York Harlem Pride•Miami Beach Bruthaz Bash•Charlotte North Carolina Black Pride•M...
•Phoenix Pride•Long Beach Pride•DC Black Pride•Portland Latino Pride•Orlando Black Pride/Gay Days•Austin Pride•New York Qu...
Our Partner Organizations
The Data
Blacks
N=2,086
Demographics           Blacks by Gender            (SJS: N=2,086)      7%                              Male               ...
Blacks by Age            (SJS: N=2,086)17%              20%                             18-24                             ...
Which label best describes your sexual identity?                             (SJS: N=2,086)             0.5% 4%        8% ...
Outness
Who are you "out" to?                             (SJS: N=2,086)90%80%       77%                 64%         62%          ...
Outness as a Predictor of           Happiness (Mental Health Self-Perception)Black sample: 0.046***(+) Blacks who are out ...
Spirituality
Blacks Who Say Religion is Important                           (SJS: N=2,086)100%90%                 79%                  ...
Blacks Who Attend Religious Services                                  (SJS: N=2,086)100%90%80%70%60%                     5...
(SJS: N=2,086)
Spirituality as a Predictor of           Happiness (Mental Health Self-Perception)Black sample: 0.125***(+) Blacks who con...
Community Engagement
Engagement in LGBT community of           color over past 12 months once/mo. once/wk.6 times/yr. twice/yr.    Never       ...
Community Engagement as a Predictor of           Happiness (Mental Health Self-Perception)Black sample: 0.059***(+) Blacks...
Conclusion
Thank you!
Findings from a Nationwide Survey of  LGBT Black Men & Women
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A presentation given by Abigail Kolker and Vernon Caldwell at the Eastern Sociological Society Meeting on behalf of the SJS Project about outness and spirituality and community engagement as predictors of outness for LGBT Latinas/os.

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  • GRAPH of OUTNESS ON MENTAL HEALTH
  • OUTNESS + SPIRITUALITY ON MENTAL HEALTH Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssoosay/3061352435/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  • CIVIL ENGAGEMTENT EXPLAINED
  • GRAPH of OUTNESS ON MENTAL HEALTH Mention the other regressions run….we focused on LGBT POC, but we also ran other community variables.
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    1. 1. Findings from a Nationwide Survey of LGBT Black Men & Women Eastern Sociological Society Regional Conference February 24, 2012 Abigail Kolker, Vernon Caldwell CUNY-Graduate Center
    2. 2. Our Purpose
    3. 3. To Document and Celebrate
    4. 4. Not Pathologize
    5. 5. Sociopolitcal Mosaic
    6. 6. Other Studies
    7. 7. SJS Study
    8. 8. Total Sample Size = 5,500
    9. 9. N=4,963
    10. 10. 5 Groups
    11. 11. 5 Topics
    12. 12. Research Methods
    13. 13. •Columbia South Carolina Black Pride•New York Harlem Pride•Miami Beach Bruthaz Bash•Charlotte North Carolina Black Pride•Michigans Womyns Festival•Market Days•GMHC House of Latex Ball•Pueblo, CO Gay Pride•Twin Cities Black Pride & South Central MN Pride•World Gay Rodeo Finals, Laughlin, NV Venues
    14. 14. •Phoenix Pride•Long Beach Pride•DC Black Pride•Portland Latino Pride•Orlando Black Pride/Gay Days•Austin Pride•New York Queens Pride•Boston SPYCE & Boston Pride•Central Alabama Pride (Birmingham)•Milwaukee Wisconsin Pride•Honolulu Pride•Denver Pride•New York Pride Venues
    15. 15. Our Partner Organizations
    16. 16. The Data
    17. 17. Blacks
    18. 18. N=2,086
    19. 19. Demographics Blacks by Gender (SJS: N=2,086) 7% Male 52% Female42% Non-Cisgender Gender Variant
    20. 20. Blacks by Age (SJS: N=2,086)17% 20% 18-24 25-49 50+ above 59%
    21. 21. Which label best describes your sexual identity? (SJS: N=2,086) 0.5% 4% 8% Gay 9% Lesbian 36% Bisexual Two Spirit3% Queer4% In the Life2% Same Gender Loving Straight/Heterosexual Macha/o 11% Other 23%
    22. 22. Outness
    23. 23. Who are you "out" to? (SJS: N=2,086)90%80% 77% 64% 62% 55%70%60% 49% 45%50%40%30%20%10%0% e ily od ds s y er in it en m ho un nl k Fa or i O or mFr -W m b gh Co Co ei us N io ig el R
    24. 24. Outness as a Predictor of Happiness (Mental Health Self-Perception)Black sample: 0.046***(+) Blacks who are out to family, friends and members of their communities are more likely to have positive mental health perception than their “closeted” counterparts.
    25. 25. Spirituality
    26. 26. Blacks Who Say Religion is Important (SJS: N=2,086)100%90% 79% 78%80%70%60%50%40%30%20%10% 0% Religion is Very Important Religion Gives Meaning/Purpose Blacks U.S. Blacks SJS
    27. 27. Blacks Who Attend Religious Services (SJS: N=2,086)100%90%80%70%60% 51%50%40%30% 29%20%10% 0% Attend at Least Weekly - Blacks U.S. Attend Every Week or Nearly Every Week - Blacks SJS
    28. 28. (SJS: N=2,086)
    29. 29. Spirituality as a Predictor of Happiness (Mental Health Self-Perception)Black sample: 0.125***(+) Blacks who consider themselves spiritual and are active in religious institutions are more likely to have positive mental health perception than their non-religious counterparts.
    30. 30. Community Engagement
    31. 31. Engagement in LGBT community of color over past 12 months once/mo. once/wk.6 times/yr. twice/yr. Never 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 % black sample (SJS: N=2,086)
    32. 32. Community Engagement as a Predictor of Happiness (Mental Health Self-Perception)Black sample: 0.059***(+) Blacks that are actively engaged in their communities are more likely to have positive mental health perception than those not involved in the community.
    33. 33. Conclusion
    34. 34. Thank you!
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