"It's a Catch-22": Same-Sex-Attracted Young People on Coming Out to Parents

Submitted by Sunil Patel on Monday, 1 May 2006 - 4:26am.

The adolescent years often present difficult times for parents and young people who are developing the skills for independence and adulthood. For young people who find themselves attracted to the “wrong sex”, the journey can be particularly fraught because it stands as a barrier to honest communication with parents. Young people know that, if shared, this secret is likely to elicit disappointment and disapproval from them.

Format: Journal article
Year of publication: 2004
Author: Lynne Hillier
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