Societal attitudes toward homosexuality vary greatly across different cultures and historical periods, as do attitudes toward sexual desire, activity and relationships in general. All cultures have their own values regarding appropriate and inappropriate sexuality ; some sanction same-sex love and sexuality , while others may disapprove of such activities in part. Many of the world's cultures have, in the past, considered procreative sex within a recognized relationship to be a sexual norm—sometimes exclusively so, and sometimes alongside norms of same-sex love, whether passionate, intimate or sexual. Some sects within some religions , especially those influenced by the Abrahamic tradition , have censured homosexual acts and relationships at various times, in some cases implementing severe punishments.
Many parents struggle to adjust after learning child is gay, study finds
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Familial responses to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer LGBTQ young people's identities range on a spectrum from rejection to acceptance and these reactions strongly impact family relationships and young adult well-being. Less is known, however, about how family members' reactions may differ based on young people's contexts of socioeconomic status. Through a qualitative, life course analysis of in-depth interview data from 46 LGBTQ college students and LGBTQ homeless young adults, our study highlights the diverse, contextual nuances of young people's "linked lives" within their families. We find that the context of socioeconomic status influenced how a young person managed family rejection.
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Is she in trouble? I love you. While Feintuch considers herself an accepting person, she still faced some immediate stress and shock when her child came out to her. A new study conducted by researchers at George Washington University found that most parents of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth have difficulty adjusting after their kids come out. The study says it is one of the first to systematically examine the experience of parents raising lesbian, gay and bisexual children.
Human services professionals should have a clear understanding of the unique needs, risk factors, and challenges facing LGBT homeless youth. Because LGBT youth represent only 7 percent of the total youth population, there is a staggering disproportion of homelessness among these populations. Despite this sobering statistic, there are currently no federal programs specifically designed to meet the needs of gay and transgender homeless youth.