“COMING OUT” IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM:

@article{Rust1993COMINGOI,
  title={“COMING OUT” IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM:},
  author={Paula C. Rodr{\'i}guez Rust},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  year={1993},
  volume={7},
  pages={50 - 77}
}
  • P. Rust
  • Published 1 March 1993
  • Sociology
  • Gender & Society
This article examines sexual identity formation among 346 lesbian-identified and 60 bisexual-identified women. On average, bisexuals come out at later ages and exhibit less “stable” identity histories. However, variations in identity history among lesbians and bisexuals overshadow the differences between them and demonstrate that coming out is not a linear, goal-oriented, developmental process. Sexual identity formation must be reconceptualized as a process of describing one's social location… 

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