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Negative Essay On LGBT Teens

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“An overwhelming majority - 92 percent - of America's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community say they feel more accepted today than 10 years ago; however 53 percent still feel that discrimination exists.” (Hargo ) I want to take a closer look at why does 53 percent still are afraid of coming out. With a lot of research done I have answer some questions I had. The amount of Americans who have identified themselves as Gay, lesbian or other has increased. "In the year of 2016, there are 10.1 million people who are LGBT in 2012 it was 8.3 million." (Brown). According to Heatherington and Lavner (2008), disclosing one’s sexual orientation as gay or lesbian (coming out) to family members is a very important psychological decision and is perceived as an obstacle by the individual making the disclosure. " Fear of negative consequences is one of the obstacles that those making the disclosure take into consideration.” (Perrin-Wallqvist & Lindblom). You have grown up with your family your whole life and they have been there for you, but because of your sexual preference, they all have abandoned you. LGBT teens have a fear of coming out and been denied by their own family member how are they going to face the cruel world without their family support? Does the fear of coming out start within your own family household? Why is coming out so difficult?
To begin I want to address that coming out as is very hard process no one has said it was easy. With the researcher I have done
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