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In Pensacola, Florida, there are many conservative residents who object to the presence of LGBTQ+ members in the community despite the long, rich history of relative LGBTQ+ tolerance. Due to the outward display of intolerant behavior, many LGBTQ+ people question their ability to safely express their sexual orientation and gender identity. This paper explores the primary data on main stressors that affect the perception of safety among the LGBTQ+ community in the Pensacola area as well as the mental health consequences linked with the stress of feeling unsafe. Data was gathered through participant observation and semi-structured interviews. I hypothesize that the LGBTQ+ community in Pensacola is more likely to have poor mental health and this inequity is linked to discrimination and feeling unsafe.
Title: The violence comes soon after: LGBTQ+ perceptions of safety and its effects on mental health in Pensacola.
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Name(s): Harshman, Brenna, author.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Academic Thesis
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Academic Theses.
Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation.
Issuance: monographic
Date Created: 2020
Other Date: 2020.
Publisher: University of West Florida,
Place of Publication: Pensacola, Florida :
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 online resource (33 pages : illustrations)
Language(s): eng
Abstract: In Pensacola, Florida, there are many conservative residents who object to the presence of LGBTQ+ members in the community despite the long, rich history of relative LGBTQ+ tolerance. Due to the outward display of intolerant behavior, many LGBTQ+ people question their ability to safely express their sexual orientation and gender identity. This paper explores the primary data on main stressors that affect the perception of safety among the LGBTQ+ community in the Pensacola area as well as the mental health consequences linked with the stress of feeling unsafe. Data was gathered through participant observation and semi-structured interviews. I hypothesize that the LGBTQ+ community in Pensacola is more likely to have poor mental health and this inequity is linked to discrimination and feeling unsafe.
Identifier: 1151767416 (oclc), WFE0000685 (IID)
Note(s): Brenna Harshman.
Department of Anthropology, College of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of West Florida.
Thesis (Kugelman Honors Program) University of West Florida 2020
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject(s): University of West Florida
Sexual minorities -- Mental health -- Florida -- Pensacola
Homophobia -- Florida -- Pensacola
Transphobia -- Florida -- Pensacola
Academic theses
Library Classification: LD1807.F62k 2020 H37
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/WFE0000685
Restrictions on Access: Available online via FL-Islandora.
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Host Institution: UWF

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