Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Education and Human Services
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
Michael D. Hannon
Angela I. Sheely- Moore
Gay immigrants--United States, Gay immigrants--Mental health --Caribbean, English-speaking, Gay immigrants--Counseling of--Caribbean, English-speaking, Intersectionality (Sociology)
This dissertation presents the findings of a descriptive phenomenological study focused on the intersectional experiences of Afro-Caribbean male immigrants living in the United States who identify as gay, same gender loving, queer, and/or men who sleep with other men. This study also explored the unique experiences of participants’ challenges and resilience in the multiple communities to which they belong. Eleven participants who migrated from Anglophone colonized territories in the Caribbean participated in two semi-structured interviews. Data were collected and analyzed using descriptive phenomenology tenets. Findings of this study suggest implications for the counseling profession to better provide culturally responsive services to multiply marginalized communities.
Ferguson, Alfonso L., "Outsiders in the Circle : Examining the Lived Experiences of Gay Afro-Caribbean Male Immigrants Living in the United States" (2020). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 530.