The current investigation analyzed the impact associated with the news on homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual

The current investigation analyzed the impact associated with the news on homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual

Abstract

(GLB) identification utilizing both study and in-depth meeting approaches. In learn 1, 126 GLB study participants (11 unreported) in Texas suggested that the media influenced their self-realization, developing, and identities that are current supplying part models and motivation. In Study 2, 15 interviewees (6 ladies and 9 males) revealed that news part models act as types of pride, motivation, and convenience. Our findings declare that enhancing the option of GLB role models within the news may influence GLB identity positively.

From the time Ellen DeGeneres made tv history by taken from the wardrobe on the popular primetime sitcom Ellen in 1998, lgbt characters are becoming increasingly prominent into the news (see Gross, 1994, and Hart, 2000, for talks). Within the years since Ellen, tv shows such as for example Will and Grace, Queer Eye for the directly Guy, plus the L term, films such as for example Brokeback hill and Angels in the usa (that was additionally a play that is influential, and musical musicians such as for instance Melissa Etheridge, Rufus Wainwright, and The Indigo Girls have emerged, attracting an extensive market of both homosexuals and heterosexuals. Due to the fact prominence of homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) numbers within the news has increased, it appears most likely that the news’s affect the full everyday lives of GLB people in addition has grown. As a result, the goal of the investigation that is current to look at the impact of this news on GLB identification. In learn 1, we sought to ensure the presence of the relationship involving the media and GLB identity by performing a quantitative study of GLB participants at a homosexual pride event in Texas. In research 2, we desired to increase the findings from learn 1 by performing qualitative interviews that are in-depth GLB people so as to unearth the procedures through which the news interacts with GLB identification in a fashion that the study format of Study 1 didn’t enable. (suite…)

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