HomeIAMURE International Journal of Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgendervol. 1 no. 1 (2014)

Homosexual Students: Their Acceptability in the Community

Edelyn Alicar-cadorna | Lloyd A. Mata

Discipline: Social Science, Gender Studies



In today’s societies, there is a myriad of issues on homosexuality that, when discussed, tend to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance. The study determined the level of acceptability of homosexual students in the community particularly in their family, social circle, institution, and in the church. It also explored on the type of homosexuality the students belong and the relationship between the level of acceptability of the students and their socio-demographic profile. Utilizing the descriptive research design, the study included homosexual students, colleagues, family members, teachers and church lay leaders. A survey questionnaire and an interview were used to gather data needed in the study. Findings show that majority of the respondents are gays. Most of them claimed to be blatant homosexuals, few are bisexuals and the least are situational homosexuals. The homosexual students were highly accepted by the community, particularly by their family, their colleagues, the institution and the church. There is no significant difference in the level of acceptability between gays and lesbians. The differences in the overall acceptability of homosexuals when grouped according to type of homosexuality are not statistically significant. Moreover, the socio-demographic variables except mother’s occupation did not give significant relationships with the community acceptability of homosexuals.