The Vermont Connection


Nicole Chabot


This article examines the intersection between sexual orientation and struggles with body image and eating disorders. As people who live in a state of breaking gender roles, members of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) community feel pressure from the heterosexual and homosexual populations to look like one or the other (Siever, 1994). This article includes a review of current and relevant literature, as well as implications for higher education and student affairs practitioners.