Introduction: With societal homophobia decreasing globally, exploring implicit internalized homophobia has become relevant as it is a cognitive and psychological phenomenon. Hence, we explored the relationship between implicit internalized homophobia and psychological inflexibility. Method: Male and female LGB participants (n = 112) were recruited via online groups. Computerized tests were used to measure the variables and the data was analyzed using appropriate tests. Results: While both groups showed positive attitudes toward homosexuality, males had higher implicit internalized homophobia as compared to females. However, there was no significant relationship between implicit internalized homophobia and psychological inflexibility. Conclusion: Our results indicate that certain factors protect and reduce the risk of internalization of bias in the Indian LGB community.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health(social science)
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health