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Families of Choice - Can you choose your family?
Recent research suggests that gay men primarily make sense of familial and religious challenges by developing online peer supports (i.e., families of choice) in contrast to their family allies' focus on strengthening existing family of origin relationships via online information exchanges. Participants' reported online sociorelational benefits largely contradict recent research indicating that online use may lead to negative mental health outcomes! What do you think?
LGBTQ Online Communications: Building
Community Through Blogs, Vlogs, and
Contributors: Chana Etengoff & Eric M. Rodriguez
Edited by: Abbie E. Goldberg
Book Title: The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies
Chapter Title: "LGBTQ Online Communications: Building Community Through Blogs,
Vlogs, and Facebook"
Pub. Date: 2016
Access Date: May 23, 2016