Outness Inventory

Outness Inventory
Mohr and Fassinger‚ 2000
 
Use the following rating scale to indicate how open you are about your sexual orientation to the people listed below. Try to respond to all of the items‚ but leave items blank if they do not apply to you.
1 = person definitely does NOT know about your sexual orientation status
2 = person might know about your sexual orientation status‚ but it is NEVER talked about
3 = person probably knows about your sexual orientation status‚ but it is NEVER talked about
4 = person probably knows about your sexual orientation status‚ but it is RARELY talked about
5 = person definitely knows about your sexual orientation status‚ but it is RARELY talked about
6 = person definitely knows about your sexual orientation status‚ and it is SOMETIMES talked about
7 = person definitely knows about your sexual orientation status‚ and it is OPENLY talked about
N/A = not applicable to your situation; there is no such person or group of people in your life
a)    Mother
b)   Father
c)    Siblings (sisters/ brothers)
d)    Extended family (relatives)
e)    My New straight friends
f)     My Work peers
g)    My Work supervisor
h)    Members of my religious community (e.g. church‚ temple)
i)     Leaders of my religious community (e.g. church‚ temple)
j)     Strangers‚ new acquaintances
k)    My old heterosexual friends
 
Out to family‚ out to world‚ out to religion
 
 

Mohr‚ J.‚ & Fassinger‚ R. (2000). Measuring dimensions of lesbian and gay male experience. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development‚ 33‚ 66–90.

Gates. Trevor. Grant.‚ (2012). Lesbian‚ Gay and Bisexual Workers in Chicago: Enacted Stigmatization‚ Stigma Consciousness‚ and Outness. Jane Addams College of Social Work‚ University of Illinois at Chicago. PhD dissertation.