The Urban Review

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 466–491 | Cite as

Negotiating Race and Sexual Orientation in the College Choice Process of Black Gay Males

  • Dian D. SquireEmail author
  • Steve D. MobleyJr.


This study explores the college choice process for Black gay males and what factors played significant roles in why they chose to attend either HBCUs or PWIs. Findings revealed that these students considered race and sexual orientation in different ways when deciding to attend either an HBCU or PWI. Implications for high school counselors and university administrators in understanding and supporting the college choice process of Black gay men are suggested.


College choice Gay Black HBCU 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of Maryland, College ParkCollege ParkUSA

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