Pathway 1C – Non-Heterosexual Heterosexuals in Britain: Experimenters, Closeted and Desistors [P1C-23-24]

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This study examines identity-behavior discordance in 2010 UK data from 12,472 participants. Discordant groups show more permissive attitudes and risky behaviors than concordant heterosexuals, better mental and physical health than nonheterosexuals.

Proposed Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to state the three dimensions of sexual orientation identified in population research
  • Attendees will be able to recognize the definition of sexually discordant persons
  • Attendees will be able to identify the three types of discordant heterosexual persons in Great Britain
  • Attendees will be able to identify the relative size of the discordant heterosexual and non-heterosexual populations
  • Attendees will be able to identify and evaluate the implications of the indeterminacy and transience of same-sex partner behaviour for the claim that same-sex attracted persons constitute a legally protected minority.

Course Content


  • Video Lesson