International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Living a satisfied sexual identity: discovering wonders and unveiling secrets of selected Filipino LGB adults

Angelbert Z. Hernandez*
  • Angelbert Z. Hernandez*
  • Miriam College, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines.
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Lucila O. Bance
  • Lucila O. Bance
  • University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila, Philippines.
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  •  Received: 24 October 2014
  •  Accepted: 02 February 2015
  •  Published: 28 February 2015


This study employed interpretative phenomenological analysis as an approach in investigating related aspects that constitutes sexual identity satisfaction among selected Filipino LGB adults. The research were participated by 13 self-identified Filipino LGB adults composed of 5 lesbians, 2 gay men, 4 bisexual males and 2 bisexual females through semi-structured interview. Findings revealed three major themes namely: self-affirmation and acceptance, positive support from family and peers and personal values and beliefs that constitutes to the sexual identity of the Filipino LGB adults.

Key words: LGB, adults, sexual identity, satisfaction.