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Coming out, coming home : helping families adjust to a gay or lesbian child

Author: Michael C LaSala
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010.
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The discovery that a child is lesbian or gay can send shockwaves through a family. A mother will question how she's raised her son; a father will worry that his daughter will experience discrimination. From the child's perspective, gay and lesbian youth fear their families will reject them and that they will lose financial and emotional support. All in all, learning a child is gay challenges long-held views about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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LaSala, Michael C.
Coming out, coming home.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009045335
(OCoLC)463675282
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C LaSala
ISBN: 9780231512992 0231512996
OCLC Number: 716234387
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 277 pages)
Contents: Family sensitization --
Family discovery : youth come out --
Family discovery : parents react --
Family recovery --
Family renewal : the gift of the gay or lesbian child --
Race and ethnicity --
Areas for future research and concluding thoughts.
Responsibility: Michael C. LaSala.

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The discovery that a child is lesbian or gay can send shockwaves through a family. A mother will question how she's raised her son; a father will worry that his daughter will experience discrimination. From the child's perspective, gay and lesbian youth fear their families will reject them and that they will lose financial and emotional support. All in all, learning a child is gay challenges long-held views about sexuality and relationships, and the resulting uncertainty can produce feelings of anger, resentment, and concern. Through a qualitative, multicultural study of sixty-fi.

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Essential reading for anyone involved in a counseling position and even parents who are having difficulties with helping their children to come out. -- Lezly Herbert Out in Perth Coming Out, Coming Read more...

 
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