Out in the Cowboy State: a Look at Gay And Lesbian Lives in Wyoming

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
M. Gail Leedy Ph.D., Professor & Chair of the Dept. of Social Work (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: We know relatively little about the lives and experiences of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals who live in rural areas, with early research tending to focus on the challenges of rural living. The present survey research examined the experiences and beliefs of gays and lesbians living in Wyoming. Findings highlight the interactions across personal, familial, community and societal levels. Differences based on gender and community size were found for the respondents' experiences with discrimination and their interest in the pursuit of "gay rights." Of special interest is the importance ascribed to the geographical community and the paucity of community-based resources.

Additional Information

Publication
Connolly, Cathy, & Leedy, M.Gail (2006). Out in the cowboy state: A look at gay and lesbian lives in Wyoming. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 19(1) 17-34. (ISSN: 1053-8720) Taylor & Francis doi:10.1300/J041v19n01_02
Language: English
Date: 2006