Exploring Religiosity and Spirituality in the Sexual Decision-Making of Black Gay and Bisexual Men

Derek Dangerfield, Jeffery E. Williams, Alágra S. Bass, Timothy Wynter, Ricky N. Bluthenthal

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Many Black gay and bisexual men (BGBM) practice consistent religious worship and spirituality in order to cope with social challenges. This study utilized data from in-depth qualitative interviews conducted to explore personal meanings of religiosity and spirituality and how these constructs affect partner choices and sexual behaviors among BGBM. Interviews were conducted with 26 BGBM in Los Angeles, California, from September to November 2015. In-depth interviews yielded themes related to BGBM’s understanding of religiosity and spirituality and how their personal beliefs influenced their partner choices and sexual risks. Implications for church-based and community-based interventions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Fingerprint

Spirituality
Decision Making
Interviews
Choice Behavior
Los Angeles
Sexual Partners
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Minorities
Sexual
Bisexual
Religiosity

Keywords

  • Black gay and bisexual men
  • Health
  • Religion
  • Spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Religious studies

Cite this

Exploring Religiosity and Spirituality in the Sexual Decision-Making of Black Gay and Bisexual Men. / Dangerfield, Derek; Williams, Jeffery E.; Bass, Alágra S.; Wynter, Timothy; Bluthenthal, Ricky N.

In: Journal of Religion and Health, 01.01.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dangerfield, Derek ; Williams, Jeffery E. ; Bass, Alágra S. ; Wynter, Timothy ; Bluthenthal, Ricky N. / Exploring Religiosity and Spirituality in the Sexual Decision-Making of Black Gay and Bisexual Men. In: Journal of Religion and Health. 2019.
@article{e15618c9748c4a2fb8d0b4e24ce72707,
title = "Exploring Religiosity and Spirituality in the Sexual Decision-Making of Black Gay and Bisexual Men",
abstract = "Many Black gay and bisexual men (BGBM) practice consistent religious worship and spirituality in order to cope with social challenges. This study utilized data from in-depth qualitative interviews conducted to explore personal meanings of religiosity and spirituality and how these constructs affect partner choices and sexual behaviors among BGBM. Interviews were conducted with 26 BGBM in Los Angeles, California, from September to November 2015. In-depth interviews yielded themes related to BGBM’s understanding of religiosity and spirituality and how their personal beliefs influenced their partner choices and sexual risks. Implications for church-based and community-based interventions are discussed.",
keywords = "Black gay and bisexual men, Health, Religion, Spirituality",
author = "Derek Dangerfield and Williams, {Jeffery E.} and Bass, {Al{\'a}gra S.} and Timothy Wynter and Bluthenthal, {Ricky N.}",
year = "2019",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s10943-019-00845-3",
language = "English (US)",
journal = "Journal of Religion and Health",
issn = "0022-4197",
publisher = "Kluwer Academic/Human Sciences Press Inc.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Exploring Religiosity and Spirituality in the Sexual Decision-Making of Black Gay and Bisexual Men

AU - Dangerfield, Derek

AU - Williams, Jeffery E.

AU - Bass, Alágra S.

AU - Wynter, Timothy

AU - Bluthenthal, Ricky N.

PY - 2019/1/1

Y1 - 2019/1/1

N2 - Many Black gay and bisexual men (BGBM) practice consistent religious worship and spirituality in order to cope with social challenges. This study utilized data from in-depth qualitative interviews conducted to explore personal meanings of religiosity and spirituality and how these constructs affect partner choices and sexual behaviors among BGBM. Interviews were conducted with 26 BGBM in Los Angeles, California, from September to November 2015. In-depth interviews yielded themes related to BGBM’s understanding of religiosity and spirituality and how their personal beliefs influenced their partner choices and sexual risks. Implications for church-based and community-based interventions are discussed.

AB - Many Black gay and bisexual men (BGBM) practice consistent religious worship and spirituality in order to cope with social challenges. This study utilized data from in-depth qualitative interviews conducted to explore personal meanings of religiosity and spirituality and how these constructs affect partner choices and sexual behaviors among BGBM. Interviews were conducted with 26 BGBM in Los Angeles, California, from September to November 2015. In-depth interviews yielded themes related to BGBM’s understanding of religiosity and spirituality and how their personal beliefs influenced their partner choices and sexual risks. Implications for church-based and community-based interventions are discussed.

KW - Black gay and bisexual men

KW - Health

KW - Religion

KW - Spirituality

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85066833482&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85066833482&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10943-019-00845-3

DO - 10.1007/s10943-019-00845-3

M3 - Article

JO - Journal of Religion and Health

JF - Journal of Religion and Health

SN - 0022-4197

ER -