Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgendered Adolescents
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The literature review shows that gay, lesbian, bi and transgendered (GBLT) have many issues and problems to face and one of the most difficult periods is when the GLBT adolescent comes out and they share their sexual identity with others. The paper discusses how gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans teenagers face the issues of identity development, disclosure to family, communication problems with family, physical and mental health problems, substance abuse, and peer pressure.
From the Paper:"What are the issues and problems that gay, lesbian, bi and transgendered (GBLT) adolescents face when coming out? The coming out stage of teenagers who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender is one of the most difficult stages that they face. The "coming-out" can be defined as the disclosure of one's sexual identity. "For lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) young people, the act of disclosing their LGB identity to others represents a major psychological decision" (Heatherman and Lavner, 2008, p. 329). The hypothesis is that GLBT adolescents often fail to disclose their sexual identity because they fear the consequences of this..."
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