Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth in community settings: Personal challenges and mental health problems

  title={Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth in community settings: Personal challenges and mental health problems},
  author={Anthony R. D’augelli and Scott L. Hershberger},
  journal={American Journal of Community Psychology},
Studied 194 lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth aged 21 and younger who attended programs in 14 community centers to determine the personal challenges they face due to their sexual orientation and their responses to these stresses. First awareness of sexual orientation typically occurred at age 10, but disclosure to another person did not occur until about age 16. There was much variability in sexual behavior, and many youths reported both same-sex and opposite-sex sexual experiences. Although… 

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