Presenter Information

Alana N. Innerbichler

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Mandi N. Barringer

Faculty Sponsor College

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Sponsor Department

Sociology and Anthropology

Location

SOARS Virtual Conference

Presentation Website

https://unfsoars.domains.unf.edu/religious-conflict-and-sexual-identity-among-lgbt-adults/

Keywords

SOARS (Conference) (2020 : University of North Florida) -- Posters; University of North Florida. Office of Undergraduate Research; University of North Florida. Graduate School; College students – Research -- Florida – Jacksonville -- Posters; University of North Florida – Undergraduates -- Research -- Posters; University of North Florida. Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work -- Research -- Posters; Social Sciences -- Research – Posters

Abstract

The LGBT community is considered a contentious topic of conversation among various religious denominations. This research analyzes conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults. Despite retrospective studies investigating attitudes towards same-sex relations, including negative experiences within religious institutions and facets of integrating diverse sexual identities, the quantitative and qualitative data lacks the perspective of LGBT individuals. This study augments existing literature by utilizing data conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2013. Preliminary findings show that despite the abuse LGBT individuals endure during the “coming out process”, most LGBT individuals do not experience conflict between their religious and sexual identities. Surprisingly, most lesbian adult women are more likely to integrate their identities more easily and with more success compared to gay men.

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Apr 8th, 12:00 AM Apr 8th, 12:00 AM

Religious Conflict and Sexual Identity Among LGBT Adults

SOARS Virtual Conference

The LGBT community is considered a contentious topic of conversation among various religious denominations. This research analyzes conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults. Despite retrospective studies investigating attitudes towards same-sex relations, including negative experiences within religious institutions and facets of integrating diverse sexual identities, the quantitative and qualitative data lacks the perspective of LGBT individuals. This study augments existing literature by utilizing data conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2013. Preliminary findings show that despite the abuse LGBT individuals endure during the “coming out process”, most LGBT individuals do not experience conflict between their religious and sexual identities. Surprisingly, most lesbian adult women are more likely to integrate their identities more easily and with more success compared to gay men.

https://digitalcommons.unf.edu/soars/2020/spring_2020/81