Date of Award

5-2020

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

College/School

College of Education and Human Services

Department/Program

Counseling

Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair

Michael D. Hannon

Committee Member

Angela I. Sheely- Moore

Committee Member

Leslie Kooyman

Subject(s)

Gay immigrants--United States, Gay immigrants--Mental health --Caribbean, English-speaking, Gay immigrants--Counseling of--Caribbean, English-speaking, Intersectionality (Sociology)

Abstract

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.

File Format

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Counseling Commons

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