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Exploring Issues for Black Gay and Bisexual Males in University Settings

Journal: Research Journal of Education (Vol.7, No. 1)

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Page : 56-61

Keywords : Black male; Gay; Bisexual; Student identity development; Counselor educators; LGBTQ; HBCU.;

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The campus environment can be challenging for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer (LGBTQ) students still developing their sexual identity. Being a Black gay or bisexual male can add another layer of isolation in their university setting. The campus climate for Black gay and bisexual males lack social support and does address their experience and needs. Additionally, Black gay and bisexual males attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) feel unsupported by the lack of LGBTQ resources on campus. The conceptual article aims to explore issues impacting Black gay and bisexual males in university settings. This article provides an overview of student identity development, the impact of the African American community, discrimination and hate crimes, the campus climate, the HBCU setting, mentoring impact, and counselor educators' support with this student population.

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