Journal of Religion and Health
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Nine Canadian Catholic HIV-positive gay men were interviewed to obtain a better understanding of why and how they were able to persevere in their faith despite their religion’s teachings against homosexuality and contributions to the stigmatization of HIV/AIDS. By examining the lived experiences and personal perspectives of the participants, the study aimed to explore and elucidate the significant role of Catholicism and the Catholic Church both as a continued source of marginalization and oppression, as well as strength and support, for Canadian gay men living with HIV/AIDS today.
HIV/AIDS; Catholic; Canadian; Gay men; Well-being
Community Psychology | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Religion | Virus Diseases
Liboro, R. M.,
Walsh, R. T.
Understanding the Irony: Canadian Gay Men Living with HIV/Aids, Their Catholic Devotion, and Greater Well-Being.
Journal of Religion and Health, 55(2),