Identification and involvement with the gay community among men who have sex with men in Atlanta who use geosocial-networking smartphone applications

William C. Goedel, De Marc A. Hickson, Dustin Duncan

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Abstract

Geosocial-networking smartphone applications represent an increasingly common virtual context in which men who have sex with men (MSM) meet one another. The purpose of the current study is to describe levels of involvement with the mainstream gay community among a sample of MSM in Atlanta who use apps (n = 92) and assess their associations with condomless anal intercourse. Among the sample, 53.3% agreed that they felt distant from the gay community and 72.8% reported going to a gay bar/club once a month or less. No associations between involvement with the gay community and condomless anal intercourse were observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-255
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2017

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Keywords

  • Community involvement
  • men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • smartphone application

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  • Health(social science)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Identification and involvement with the gay community among men who have sex with men in Atlanta who use geosocial-networking smartphone applications. / Goedel, William C.; Hickson, De Marc A.; Duncan, Dustin.

In: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, Vol. 21, No. 3, 03.07.2017, p. 248-255.

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