Publications List

Rothblum, E.D., Balsam, K.F., Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., & Wickham, R.E. (Forthcoming, 2019). Studying the Longest ‘Legal’ U.S. Same-Sex Couples: A Case of Lessons Learned. Journal of GLBT Family Studies. Accepted 30 May 2019.

Gonzalez, K.A., Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., & O’Neil, M.A. (Forthcoming, 2019). Changing social justice attitudes toward lesbians and gay men: Evaluating three interventions. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, xx.

Ecker, S., Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., & Burnes, J. (2019). Impact of the Australian Marriage Equality Postal Survey and debate on psychological distress among LGBTIQ people and allies. Australian Journal of Psychology, xx.

*Abreu, R., Riggle, E.D.B., & Rostosky, S.S. (Forthcoming, 2019). Expressive writing intervention with Cuban-American and Puerto Rican parents of LGBTQ individuals. The Counseling Psychologist, xx.

Drabble, L., **Veldhuis, C.B., *Wooton, A.R., Riggle, E.D.B., & Hughes, T.L. (2018). Mapping the landscape of support and safety among sexual minority women and gender non-conforming individuals: Perceptions after the 2016 election. Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

Rostosky, S.S., **Cardom, R., Hammer, J., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2018). LGB positive identity and psychological well-being. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 5(4), 482-489.

Riggle, E.D.B. (2018). Experiences of a gender non-conforming lesbian in the “ladies’ (rest)room.” Journal of Lesbian Studies, 22 (4), 1–14.

64. Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., Drabble, L., **Veldhuis, C.B., & Hughes, T.L. (2018). Sexual minority women’s and gender diverse individuals’ hope and empowerment responses to the 2016 Presidential election. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 18(1).

63. Riggle, E.D.B., Drabble, L., **Veldhuis, C.B., *Wooton, A.R., & Hughes, T.L. (Online 2017; in press 2018). The impact of marriage equality on sexual minority women’s relationships with their family of origin. Journal of Homosexuality, xx, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2017.1407611.

62. **Veldhuis, C.B., Drabble, L., Riggle, E.D.B., *Wooton, A.R., & Hughes, T.L. (In press, 2018). “I fear for my safety, but would like to show bravery for others”: Anticipation of increased violence and discrimination among transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming individuals after the 2016 Presidential election. Violence and Gender, xxx.

61. **Veldhuis, C.B., Drabble, L., Riggle, E.D.B., *Wooton, A.R., & Hughes, T.L. (Online 2017; In press, 2018). “We won’t go back into the closet now without one hell of a fight”: Effects of the 2016 Presidential election on sexual minority women’s and gender minorities’ stigma-related concerns.” Sexuality Research and Social Policy, xx, 1-13.

60. Drabble, L., Veldhuis, C. B., Riley, B. B., Rostosky, S., & Hughes, T. L. (2017). Relationship of religiosity and spirituality to hazardous drinking, drug use, and depression among sexual minority women. Journal of Homosexuality, 1-24. doi:10.1080/00918369.2017.1383116

59. Veldhuis, C.B., Hughes, T.L., Drabble, L., Wilsnack, S.C., Riggle, E.D.B., & Rostosky, S.S. (in press). Relationship status and drinking-related outcomes among sexual minority women. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

58. Rostosky, S.S., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2017). Same-sex couples relationship strengths: A review and synthesis of the empirical literature (2000-2016). Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4, 1-13.

57. Wickham, R.E., Beard, C.L., Riggle, E.D.B., Rothblum, E.D., Rostosky, S.S., & Balsam, K.F. (2016). Truth and Bias in Perceptions of Conflict Resolution Styles Among Same-Sex and Heterosexual. Journal of Research in Personality.

56. Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., Black, W.W., & Rosenkranz, D. (2017). Outness, concealment, and authenticity: Associations with LGB individuals’ psychological distress and well-being. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4, 54-62.

55. Riggle, E.D.B., Wickham, R.E., Rostosky, S.S., Rothblum, E.D., & Balsam, K.F. (2017). Impact of civil marriage recognition for long-term same-sex couples. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 14, 223-232. DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0243-z

54. Rostosky, S.S., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2016, online). Same-sex relationships and minority stress. Current Opinions in Psychology. Download at

53.  Balsam, K.F., Rostosky, S.S., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2016). Breaking up is hard to do: Women’s experience of dissolving their same-sex relationship. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 21(1).

52.  Rostosky, S.S., Abreu, R.L., Mahoney, A., & Riggle, E.D.B. (Forthcoming). A Qualitative Study of Parenting and Religiosity/Spirituality in LBGTQ Families. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

51. Rosenkrantz, D.E., Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., & Cook, J. (2016). The positive aspects of intersecting religious/spiritual and LGBTQ identities. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 3, 127-138.

50. Riggle, E.D.B., Rothblum, E.D., Rostosky, S.S., Clark, J.B., & Balsam, K.F. (2016). ‘The secret of our success’: Long-term same-sex couples’ perceptions of their relationship longevity. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 12:4, 319-334, DOI: 10.1080/1550428X.2015.1095668

49. Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., Rothblum, E.D., Balsam, K.F., & Clark, J.B. (2016). Same-sex couples’ decisions and experiences of marriage in the context of minority stress. Journal of Homosexuality, 63:8, 1019-1040, DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2016.1191232

48. Gonzalez, K. A., Riggle, E. D. B., & Rostosky, S. S. (2016). Cultivating positive attitudes and feelings as an alternative path to prejudice reduction. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, Vol 1(4), Dec 2015, 372-381.

47.  Clark, J.B., Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., Balsam, K.F., & Rothblum, E.D. (2015). Windsor and Perry: Reactions of siblings in same-sex and heterosexual couples. Journal of Homosexuality, 62(8), 62:8, 993-1008, DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2015.1039360

46. Rostosky, S.S., Black, W.W., Riggle, E.D.B., & Rosenkrantz, D. (2015). Positive aspects of being a heterosexual ally to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

45. Rostosky, S.S. & Riggle, E.D.B. (March 2015). Happy Together: Thriving as a Same-sex Couple in Your Family, Workplace, and Community. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

44. Riggle, E.D.B., & Mohr, J.J. (2015). A proposed multifactor measure of positive identity for transgender identified individuals. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2(1). TPIM RiggleMohr2015

43. Riggle, E.D.B., Mohr, J.J., Rostosky, S.S., Fingerhut, A.W., & Balsam, K.F. (2014). A multi-factor Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Positive Identity Measure (LGB-PIM). Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1(4). LGBPIM Riggleetal2014 PSOGD

42. Riggle, E.D.B., Gonzalez, K., Rostosky, S.S., & Black, W. W. (2014). Cultivating positive LGBTQA identities: An intervention study with college students. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 8(3), 264-281, DOI: 10.1080/15538605.2014.933468.

Denton, F. N.*, Rostosky, S.S., & Danner, F (2014). Stigma-related stressors, coping self-efficacy and physical health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 383-391.

41.     Almario, M., Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., & Alcalde, M.C. (2013). Positive themes in LGBT self-identities in Spanish-speaking countries.  International Perspectives in Psychology, 2(1), 1-13. Click here to download: AlmarioRiggleRostoskyAlcalde2013

40.  Cook, J., Rostosky, S.S., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2013). Gender role models in award – winning fiction for young lesbians.  Journal of Lesbian Studies, 17, 150-166.  DOI:     10.1080/10894160.2012.691416   

Cardom, R.*, Rostosky, S.S., & Danner, F. (2013). Does “It Get Better” for depressed sexual minority youth in young adulthood? Journal of Adolescent Health, 53, 671-673.

39. Gonzalez, K.A., Rostosky, S.S., Odom, R.D., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2012). The positive aspects of being the parent of an LGBTQ child. Family Process, x, 1-13. doi: 10.1111/famp.12009 Click here to download:  GonzalezetalFP2012

38.  Riggle, E.D.B., & Rostosky, S.S. (2012).  A positive view of LGBTQ: Embracing identity and cultivating well-being.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

37.  Fingerhut, A.W., Riggle, E.D.B., & Rostosky, S.S. (Eds., 2011). Issue: Marriage Amendments and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate. Journal of Social Issues, 67(2).

36. Fingerhut, A.W., Riggle, E.D.B., & Rostosky, S.S. (2011). Marriage amendments and the same-sex marriage debate: The social, psychological, and policy implications. Journal of Social Issues, 67(2), 225-241.

35.  Horn, S.G., Rostosky, S.S., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2011). Marriage restriction amendments and family members of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals: A mixed-method approach.  Journal of Social Issues, 67(2), 358-375.

34. Rostosky, S.S., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2011). Marriage equality for same-sex couples: Counseling psychologists as social change agents. The Counseling Psychologist, 39(7), 956-972.

33.  Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., McCants, L.E., & Pascale-Hague, D. (2011). The positive aspects of transgender self-identity. Psychology & Sexuality, 2, 147-158.  Click here to download:   Riggle et al 2011Transgender Positive Identity.

32.  Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., Pascale-Hague, D., & McCants, L.E. (2010). The positive aspects of a bisexual self-identification.  Psychology & Sexuality, 1, 131-144. DOI: 10.1080/19419899.2010.484595.  Click here to download: Rostosky etal PS2010

31. Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., & Horne, S.G. (2010). Does it matter where you live?  State non-discrimination laws and the perceptions of LGB residents.  Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 7, 168-172.  DOI: 10.1007/s13178-010-0016-z.

30. Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., Horne, S.G., Denton, F.N., & Huellemeier, J.D. (2010). Lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals’ psychological reactions to amendments denying access to civil marriage. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80, 302-310. PMID: 20636935. DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01033.x.

29. Horne, S.G., Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., & Martens, M. (2010). What was Stonewall? The role of GLB knowledge in marriage amendment-related affect and activism among family members of GLB individuals. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 6, 349-364.

28. Rostosky, S.S., Danner, F., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2010). An examination of religiosity as a protective factor against heavy episodic drinking (HED) in heterosexual, bisexual, gay and lesbian emerging adults.  Journal of Homosexuality, 57, 1039-1050.

27. Reeves, T., Horne, S.G., Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., Baggett, L.R., & Aycock, R.A. (2010). Family members’ support for GLBT issues: The role of family adaptability and cohesion.  Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 6, 80-97.  DOI: 10.1080/15504280903472857.

26. Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., & Horne, S.G. (2010). Psychological distress, well-being, and legal recognition in same-sex couple relationships.  Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 82-86.  PMID: 20175612 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].

Duhigg, J. M.,* Rostosky, S.S., Gray, B. E.,* & Wimsatt, M. K.* (2010). Development of heterosexuals into sexual minority allies: A qualitative exploration. Sexuality Research & Social Policy, Journal of NSRC, 7, 2-14.

25. Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., & Horne, S.G. (2009). Marriage Amendments and Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals in the 2006 Election. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 6, 80-89.

24. Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., Horne, S.G., & Miller, A.D. (2009). Marriage Amendments and Psychological Distress in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) Adults. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 56-66.

23. Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., & Danner, F. (2009). LGB identity and eudaimonic well-being in midlife. Journal of Homosexuality, 56, 786-98.

22. Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., Brodnicki, C., & Olson, A. (2009). An exploration of lived religion in same-sex couple relationships Judeo-Christian religions. Family Process, 47, 389-403.

21. Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., Savage, T., Couch, J.R., Roberts, S.D., & Singletary, G. (2008). Interracial same-sex couples’ perceptions of stress and coping: An exploratory study. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 4, 1-23.

20. Rostosky, S.S., Danner, F., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2008). Religiosity and Alcohol Use in Sexual Minority and Heterosexual Youth and Young Adults. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 552-563.

19. Riggle, E.D.B., Whitman, J., Olson, A., Rostosky, S.S., & Strong, S. (2008). The Positive Aspects of Being a Lesbian or Gay Man. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39 (2), 210—217.  Click here to download: Riggle et al, 2008

18. Rostosky, S.S., Otis, M.D., Riggle, E.D.B., Kelley, S., & Brodnicki, C. (2007). An exploratory study of religiosity and same-sex couple relationships. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 3(4).

17. Riggle, E.D.B., & Rostosky, S.S. (2007). The well-being consequences of marriage policy. In C. Rimmerman & C. Wilcox (Eds.) The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage. Chicago: University of Chicago.

16. Owens, G.P., Riggle, E.D.B., & Rostosky, S.S. (2007). Mental Health Services Access for Sexual Minority Individuals. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 4, 92-99.

15. Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., Gray, B.E., & Hatton, R.L. (2007). Minority stress experiences in committed same-sex couple relationships. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38, 392-400.

14. Rostosky, S.S., Danner, F., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2007). Is Religiosity a Protective Factor Against Substance Use in Emerging Adulthood? Only If You’re Straight! Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, 440-447.

13. Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., Dudley, M.G., & Comer Wright, M.L. (2006). Relational commitment: A qualitative analysis of same-sex couples’ conversations. Journal of Homosexuality, 51(3), 199-223.

12. Otis, M. D., Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., & Hamrin, R. (2006). Stress and relationship quality in same-sex couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23, 81-99.

11. Otis, M.D., Riggle, E.D.B., & Rostosky, S.S. (2006) Dyadic effects of mental health on lesbian couple relationships. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 10, 267-283.

10. Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., Couch, R., Brodnicki, C., Campbell, J., & Savage, T. (2006). To have or not to have: Advance planning by same-sex couples. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 3, 22-32.

9. Riggle, E. D.B., Rostosky, S.S., & Prather, R.A. (2006). The execution of advance planning documents by same-sex couples. Journal of Family Issues, 27, 758-776.

8. Riggle, E.D.B., & Rostosky, S.S. (2005). For better or worse: Psycholegal soft spots and advance planning for same-sex couples. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35, 90-96.

7. Riggle, E. D.B., Rostosky, S. S., Prather, R. A., & Hamrin, R. (2005). The execution of legal documents by sexual minority individuals. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 11, 138-163.

6. Riggle, E. D.B., Rostosky, S. S., & Reedy, C. S. (2005). Online surveys for BGLT research: Issues and techniques. Journal of Homosexuality, 49, 1-21.

5. Riggle, E.D.B., Thomas, J.D., & Rostosky, S.S. (2005). The marriage debate and minority stress. PS: Political Science and Politics, 38, 21-24.

4. Dudley, M. J., Rostosky, S. S., Riggle, E. D. B., Duhigg, J., Brodnicki, C., & Couch, R. (2005). Same-sex couples’ experiences with homonegativity. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 1(4), 68-93.

3. Rostosky, S.S., Korfhage, B., Duhigg, J., Stern, A., Bennett, L., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2004). Same-sex couples’ perceptions of family support: A consensual qualitative study. Family Process, 43, 43-56.

2. Rostosky, S. S., Owens, G. P., Zimmerman, R., & Riggle, E. D. B. (2004). Associations among sexual attraction status, school belonging, and alcohol and marijuana use in rural high school students. Journal of Adolescence, 6, 741-751.

Dudley, M. G.,* Rostosky, S.S., Korfhage, B.,* & Zimmerman, R.S. (2004). Correlates of high risk sexual behavior among gay male adolescents. AIDS Education and Prevention, 16, 328-240. doi: 10.1521/aeap.16.4.328.40397

Galliher, R.V., Rostosky, S.S., & Hughes, H.* (2004). School belonging, self-esteem, and depressive symptoms in adolescents: An examination of sex, sexual attraction status, and community context. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33, 235-245. doi: 10.1023/B:JOYO.0000025322.11510.9d

1. Rostosky, S. S., & Riggle, E. D. B. (2002). ‘Out’ at work: The relation of actor and partner workplace policy and internalized homophobia to disclosure status. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 49, 411-419.