Further confusion may result if the youth also experiences some opposite-sex attractions. Please try again later. Threads 2, Posts 44, Health care providers should stay informed about resources in their communities for gay and lesbian adolescents. Brill SA, Pepper A.
Hamer noted, if it were applied to people of different ages to see when in life the different pattern of response developed.
The recent political and legal changes in Canada regarding same-sex marriages may have a positive impact on the well-being of homosexual and bisexual youth. Instead, the task force expressed support for the use of affirmative, culturally competent therapy that helps those facing distress related to their sexual orientation cope with social and internalized stigma and strengthen their social support networks American Psychological Association, Given the magnitude of the risks to which sexual- and gender-minority homeless youth are exposed, the scholarship on this particular issue lacks the depth needed to fully assess the problem or to inform the development of interventions.
More research is needed to determine what impact childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse has on LGBT youth, including how disclosure or nondisclosure of sexual identity relates to this abuse; when the abuse is taking place; and what interventions might be appropriate.