• Sociology
  • Published 2010

The Effects of Oppression on Queer Intimate Adolescent Attachment

@inproceedings{Closs2010TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Oppression on Queer Intimate Adolescent Attachment},
  author={Cynthia Closs},
  year={2010}
}
In America’s privileged majority, one of the primary focuses of adolescence is to establish independence from the youth’s family of origin and develop primary attachment to an intimate partner. Unlike heterosexually identified youth, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth receive limited support from society when developing their sexual orientation identity and same sex, intimate relationships. Furthermore, LGBTQ youth are exposed to an insufficient number of public… CONTINUE READING

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