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    Literature Review Most literature on parent/child coming out issues pertains to adult LGBT children and is written by social workers, psychologists, and physicians. Very little has been written regarding parents and adolescent coming out conflicts, and even less so about LGBT minorities. Key words: adolescence, coming out, gay and lesbian adolescents, Latino parents and youth, parents, intergroup conflict, social identity, family influence, teenage suicide, parent-adolescent conflict, religion and traditional family values. A small body of studies discusses parent/adolescent conflict resolution, but not in the context of LGBT youth. However, in all case studies the effects of coming out to families, invites feelings of personal loss (Newman…

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    Coming Out Research Paper

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    Coming out is now more loved than feared however some media outlets that can reach out globally and religious views that shun upon them can strike fear into the hearts of the LGBTQ community. “Coming out” is a term that the LGBTQ community often uses as a way to describe their gender identity or sexuality as well as their pride for it. For approximately 150 years the LGBTQ community has been holding social movements in order to gain equality. One of the first well known cases was brought to…

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    Coming Out Reflection

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    On National Coming Out Day the rainbow center held an event for students to listen to poetry and other students’ personal experiences with coming out. Walking in I was a little nervous and was not sure what to expect. No one in my family or my close friends have ever dealt with coming out, so this was new to me. Although I was not very knowledgeable about what it is like to come out, I was still interested in learning about what other people have gone through. As I walked in my eyes went first…

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    Narrative: My Coming Out Story I came out of the closet twice actually. The first time was in the eighth grade when I came out as a lesbian to the whole community (If they cared to ask anyway). The second time I chose to come out of the closet was at the end of my sophomore year of high school, only this time I was coming out as transgender. Choosing to come out the closet for a second time wasn’t any easier than the first time, if anything it was even harder. My second coming out is the one I’d…

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    Homosexuality is a word that many people throw around without really knowing what it really is. Webster dictionary defines homosexuality as being sexually attracted to people of the same sex. It shocked me that less that 5 percent of Americans identify as homosexual. Maybe that’s because in my friend group alone I have four really close guy friends who are gay. In this paper I am going to talk about the history of the gay rights movement, personal coming out stories from friends and the bullying…

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    Hair Colors: A Short Story

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    It’s always the hardest thing in the world to let out a secret that you’ve been holding in your whole life. The day I first told my biggest secret, in that exact moment, my mind couldn’t decide whether it was the best or worst decision of my life. It was January 1st 2014, the beginning of a brand new year. Usually when theres a new year approaching, people feel as if they need to change something about themselves. Change can be a new style of clothing, to a different hair color. But no matter…

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    a goal of mine for as long as I can remember. Coming in I expected many things from longs lectures, ridiculous amounts of homework, excessive essays and huge classes, but to my surprise the whole atmosphere is very similar to high school. As a result, the transition has been very smooth so far. How have I been able to make these adjustments you say? Well let’s find out! For starters, a big part of my success has come from my SLS class. The techniques I’ve learned so far have been beneficial in…

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    “My Diary: Documented. Done.” By L. Canale describes the journey of a girl whose father finds out that she is gay. Coming out is not something that you have to do once and its over; you have to come out to different people all the time. Canale’s coming out doesn’t go as planned. Her father finds out before she can tell him and he begins rejecting her right away. Not everyone’s coming out story is the same, and people in different aspects of someone’s life can take it differently. In Canale’s…

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    Coming into English 101, I really did not know what to expect. This was my first college writing class so I had no idea what it was going to be like. In high school I would have considered myself to be a decent writer, not the best or not the worst. I would never impress anyone with my writing skills but I could still come across as educated on my topic. I had passed the AP English exam my senior year which gave me more confidence heading into college but I knew that college would be a whole…

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    things like discrimination, being looked down at, seen as worthless, or looked at as either teen moms or gangsters by society. All these barriers that Latinos have to deal with prevents them from coming out as an LGBTQ+ member because Latinos fear that they wont be accepted by their family due to culture. Coming out of the closet and being latino is really crucial because Latinos are not always accepted within their cultural grounds. Latino family 's tend to feel strongly about tradition,…

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