It's been decades of hard work to get the gay-identity to where it's at today. But where to from here? That's what I've spent the last 6 months looking into.
The first video in this 3 part mini-series takes a look at a proposed over-desire to belong paired with an inability to hold ourselves and others in high esteem. Esteem is the pride and respect you hold for something, and this is where things get really interesting. Let this fast-paced infographic explain it all!
All data referenced is from a combination of face to face interviews and existing and new research.
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Gay men may be relying too much on belonging, so much so that it inhibits their esteem.
Gay and straight people have historically operated in a binary relationship.
We can develop our esteem by reducing the behaviours that are about belonging and increasing reflection on what we value.