The discovery that an offspring is gay: parents', gay men's, and lesbians' perspectives.

@article{BenAri1995TheDT,
  title={The discovery that an offspring is gay: parents', gay men's, and lesbians' perspectives.},
  author={Adital Tirosh Ben-Ari},
  journal={Journal of homosexuality},
  year={1995},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={89-112}
}
This study explores and integrates parents', gay men's, and lesbians' perceptions of the "coming out" process. The research employed a sample of thirty-two gay and lesbian young adults and twenty-seven parents. It investigated how family dynamics prior to the discovery of homosexuality could be related to post-discovery experiences on parts of both children and parents. In-depth interviews were conducted with all participants. Two bodies of literature enriched the theoretical framework for this… CONTINUE READING
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