Project Title

Beauford Delaney as a Prototypical Embodiment of LGBT-Black Intersectionality: Mental Health Risk Factors and Prevention

Presenter Hometown

Frankfort, KY

Major

Psychology

Department

Psychology

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Dr. Gay Sweely, Dr. Robert Brubaker

Mentor Department

Art and Design

Abstract

Non-majority cultures bring with them a myriad of difficulties specific to their identity. If someone has combined minority identities, such as black and gay, they not only have to endure difficulties associated with each independent minority status, but also the combined effect which leads to further marginalization. Beauford Delaney, a black and gay artist born in 1901, represents the prototypical struggle of such intersectionality, and creates an easily digestible model for understanding the mental health risk factors associated with such an identity. Further research is needed in developing prevention strategies for possible mental health complications associated with intersectionality. Additional protections and resources need to be made available to these communities.

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Beauford Delaney as a Prototypical Embodiment of LGBT-Black Intersectionality: Mental Health Risk Factors and Prevention

Non-majority cultures bring with them a myriad of difficulties specific to their identity. If someone has combined minority identities, such as black and gay, they not only have to endure difficulties associated with each independent minority status, but also the combined effect which leads to further marginalization. Beauford Delaney, a black and gay artist born in 1901, represents the prototypical struggle of such intersectionality, and creates an easily digestible model for understanding the mental health risk factors associated with such an identity. Further research is needed in developing prevention strategies for possible mental health complications associated with intersectionality. Additional protections and resources need to be made available to these communities.