Developmental Stages of the Coming-Out Process

  title={Developmental Stages of the Coming-Out Process},
  author={Elizabeth J. Coleman},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={469 - 482}

Sexual and Gender Minority Identity Development: Recommendations for School Counselors

The authors argue that as part of supporting evidenced best practices in school counseling, school counselors should be taught about and utilize sexual and gender minority (SGM) identity development

An exploration of social & emotional factors impacting well-being in women who have sex with women (WSW)

Abstract “Women who have sex with women” or WSW have unique perspectives within the LBGTQ spectrum. The purpose of this study included documenting perceptions, feelings, and experiences among WSW.

Coming Out: The Lived Experiences of LGB College Students who Feel Supported by Their Parents

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore how LGB college students created meaning out of their coming out process to their parents. I recruited LGB college students who perceived

Rejected by Family for Being Gay or Lesbian: Portrayals, Perceptions, and Resilience

Examining the lived experiences of Australian gay men and lesbians who were previously or were currently experiencing family rejection because of their sexuality revealed several themes that provided greater understanding of the portrayals and perceptions of family rejection.

Parents' Concerns about their Gay and Lesbian Children: An Attachment Perspective

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Rejected by the family for being lesbian and gay : exploring and testing factors that contribute to resilience

Research indicates that experiencing rejection from family for being gay significantly increases the risk of suffering various mental health and behavioural problems. However, research was not clear



Homosexual types: An empirical investigation∗

Abstract Who are the self‐disclosing male homosexuals? This article typologically classifies homosexually oriented male bar patrons into four distinct groups and evaluates the relative sensitivity of

The adjustment of the male overt homosexual.

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  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of projective techniques
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Going public: a study in the sociology of homosexual liberation.

  • J. Lee
  • Sociology
    Journal of homosexuality
  • 1977
The complete process of resolving and announcing one's sexual orientation as "homosexual" is analyzed into three stages: signification, coming out, and going public. Each stage is further subdivided

Homosexual identity: commitment, adjustment, and significant others.

Data from 2,497 male homosexuals in the United States, the Netherlands, and Denmark support the hypothesis that commitment to a deviant identity is positively correlated with psychological adjustment and a report of significant others supportive of that identity.

Homosexual identity formation: a theoretical model.

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  • Psychology
    Journal of homosexuality
  • 1979
A six-stage model of homosexual identity formation is outlined within the framework of interpersonal congruency theory, where the person is seen to have an active role in the acquisition of a homosexual identity.