OSU Center for Higher Education Enterprise

This report highlights two major findings from research studies on GLBQ college students of color attending more than 20 public and private colleges and universities in the United States. Drawing on about 8 years of data from 50 participants, we focused on two central research questions: (a) How do GLBQ college students of color deploy sexual identity labels and what meaning do they make of such processes? and (b) What strategies do GLBQ utilize when disclosing their sexual identity to others? Additionally, the report presents a new typology related to sexual identity adoption, adaption, and resistance, along with emerging thoughts about online sexual identity disclosure that may provide the building blocks for developing future theory. 

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