(GLB) identification making use of both study and in-depth meeting approaches. In research 1, 126 GLB study participants (11 unreported) in Texas suggested that the news influenced their self-realization, being released, and identities that are current supplying part models and inspiration. In research 2, 15 interviewees (6 females and 9 guys) revealed that news part models act as resources of pride, motivation, and convenience. Our findings claim that enhancing the option of GLB role models into the news may positively influence GLB identification.
From the time Ellen DeGeneres made tv history by appearing out of the cabinet on her behalf popular primetime sitcom Ellen in 1998, lgbt characters are becoming increasingly prominent when you look at the news (see Gross, 1994, and Hart, 2000, for talks). (more…)