Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Identity Scale (LGBIS)

1.    I prefer to keep my same-sex romantic relationships rather private.
2.    I will never be able to accept my sexual orientation until all of the people in my life have accepted me.
3.    I would rather be straight if I could.
4.    Coming out to my friends and family has been a very lengthy process.
5.    I’m not totally sure what my sexual orientation is.
6.    I keep careful control over who knows about my same-sex romantic relationships.
7.    I often wonder whether others judge me for my sexual orientation.
8.    I am glad to be an LGB person.
9.    I look down on heterosexuals.
10.I keep changing my mind about my sexual orientation.
11.My private sexual behavior is nobody’s business.
12.I can’t feel comfortable knowing that others judge me negatively for my sexual orientation.
13.Homosexual lifestyles are not as fulfilling as heterosexual lifestyles.
14.Admitting to myself that I’m an LGB person has been a very painful process.
15.If you are not careful about whom you come out to‚ you can get very hurt.
16.Being an LGB person makes me feel insecure around straight people.
17.I’m proud to be part of the LGB community.
18.Developing as an LGB person has been a fairly natural process for me.
19.I can’t decide whether I am bisexual or homosexual.
20.I think very carefully before coming out to someone.
21.I think a lot about how my sexual orientation affects the way people see me.
22.Admitting to myself that I’m an LGB person has been a very slow process.
23.Straight people have boring lives compared with LGB people.
24.My sexual orientation is a very personal and private matter.
25.I wish I were heterosexual.
26.I get very confused when I try to figure out my sexual orientation.
27.I have felt comfortable with my sexual identity just about from the start.
LGBIS- Revision ‚ 2012
1.    I prefer to keep my same-sex romantic relationships rather private.
2.    If it were possible‚ I would choose to be straight.
3.    I’m not totally sure what my sexual orientation is.
4.    I keep careful control over who knows about my same-sex romantic relationships.
5.    I often wonder whether others judge me for my sexual orientation.
6.    I am glad to be an LGB person.
7.    I look down on heterosexuals.
8.    I keep changing my mind about my sexual orientation.
9.    I can’t feel comfortable knowing that others judge me negatively for my sexual orientation.
10.I feel that LGB people are superior to heterosexuals.
11.My sexual orientation is an insignificant part of who I am.
12.Admitting to myself that I’m an LGB person has been a very painful process.
13.I’m proud to be part of the LGB community.
14.I can’t decide whether I am bisexual or homosexual.
15.My sexual orientation is a central part of my identity.
16.I think a lot about how my sexual orientation affects the way people see me.
17.Admitting to myself that I’m an LGB person has been a very slow process.
18.Straight people have boring lives compared with LGB people.
19.My sexual orientation is a very personal and private matter.
20.I wish I were heterosexual.
21.To understand who I am as a person‚ you have to know that I’m LGB.
22.I get very confused when I try to figure out my sexual orientation.
23.I have felt comfortable with my sexual identity just about from the start.
24.Being an LGB person is a very important aspect of my life.
25.I believe being LGB is an important part of me.
26.I am proud to be LGB.
27.I believe it is unfair that I am attracted to people of the same sex.
 
LGBIS‚ 2000.  homonegativity/binegativity (0.80)‚ need for privacy‚ need for acceptance (0.73)‚ identity confusion (0.79)‚ difficult process‚ and superiority (0.70). “Mohrand Fassinger‚ 2006”
LGBIS- Revision ‚ 2012. Acceptance Concerns‚ Concealment Motivation ‚ Identity Uncertainty‚ Internalized Homonegativity‚ Difficult Process‚ Identity Affirmation‚ Identity Centrality
 
Disagree Strongly 1-‎–‎–‎–‎-2-‎–‎–‎–‎-3-‎–‎–‎–‎–4-‎–‎–‎–‎-5-‎–‎–‎–‎-6-‎–‎–‎–‎-7 Agree Strongly
LGBIS- Revision ‚ 2012. Concealment Motivation
Acceptance Concerns = average of items 5‚ 9‚ 16
Concealment Motivation = average of items 1‚ 4‚ 19
Identity Uncertainty = average of items 3‚ 8‚ 14‚ 22
Internalized Homonegativity = average of items 2‚ 20‚ 27
Difficult Process = average of items 12‚ 17‚ 23(R)
Identity Superiority = average of items 7‚ 10‚ 18
Identity Affirmation = average of items 6‚ 13‚ 26
Identity Centrality = average of items 11(R)‚ 15‚ 21‚ 24‚ 25
NOTE: (R) items should be reverse scored.
 
 

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