Mom, Dad, I'm gay: how families negotiate coming out

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Publisher: 
American Psychological Association
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Provides a resource for sexual-minority youth that supports their resiliency, determination, and diversity as well as acknowledging the hardships they may encounter.

ISBN/ISSN: 
GBLT.S39 2001
ISBN 1557987416
Notes: 
Review, Network Summer 2001: A resource for sexual-minority youth that supports their resiliency, determination, and diversity as well as acknowledging the hardships they may encounter. Personal narratives of a diverse group of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, questioning, and unlabelled adolescents are integrated with empirical data drawn from developmental research. Savin-Williams reveals that the coming out experience is greatly influenced by gender, and chapters highlight common mother-daughter, mother-son, father-daughter, father-son dynamics. Excellent summaries set a research agenda and provide a guide for sexual-minority youth and their families to negotiate healthy relationships.