Gay and Lesbian Youth, Part 1

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Psychology Press, 1989 - Education - 355 pages
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Here is a pioneering volume that explores adolescent homosexuality around the world. Social scientists examine the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers from culture to culture and address the problems and obstacles these young people face. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. A unique and thorough description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies, Gay and Lesbian Youth will help social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents to better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations.

How do the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers vary from culture to culture? Here is the best, most complete description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. Social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents will better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations. These differences must be understood by interpreting the adaptations of gay and bisexual teenagers around the world.
 

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Contents

Gay and Lesbian Youth Emergent
1
Variations in the Coming Out Process
20
Conclusion
33
The Formation of Homosexual Identities
43
The Model
49
Identity Assumption
59
Qualifications
68
An Ethnographic Profile
75
Gay Youth and AIDS
185
Lesbian and Gay Youth in England
195
The Context
201
Social Change and Coming Out
209
Afterword
216
Gay Liberation and Coming Out in Mexico
225
Gay Behavioral Pathways
231
Joses Coming Out
243

HorizonsThe Umbrella Agency
81
Widening Circles of Coming Out
87
Parental Influences on the SelfEsteem of Gay
93
Results
101
Growing
111
Conclusion
128
Age
135
Male Prostitution and Homosexual Identity
151
The Cultural Construction of Homosexuality
160
Intersubjective World of Homosexuality
167
Prostitution
176
Growing Up Gay or Lesbian in a Multicultural Context
253
Cultural Identity
262
The Changing
269
To Be 20 and Homosexual in France Today
291
A Comparative Study
299
Conclusions
313
Some Questions
321
Homosexuality and the Developmental Perspective
327
Adolescence and the Longitudinal Perspective
333
Time Age and Life Course
342
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About the author (1989)

Gilbert H. Herdt is Professor of Human Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University.