The Importance Of Being Accepted When Coming Out As A Gay Individual

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The Importance of Being Accepted When coming out as a gay individual, there is a desire to be loved and accepted for who they are by the family. When parents reject their child’s sexual orientation it often comes to kicking the child out of their home out of shame for their sexuality. In recent statistics, ‘Studies indicate that between 25% and 50% of homeless youth are LGBT and on the streets because of their sexual orientation or gender identity’ (Pflagnyc, Statistics You Should Know About Gay and Transgender Students). LGBT youth’s also have an increased chance of living in an abusive household with older parents due to a contrast of two different generations. The young generation of today is more susceptible to accepting LGBT members because it is a more liberal time period. However, the older generations are most likely to shun them due to biblical or principals that they grew up with. The more accepting parents are of things they cannot change, the happier the child often is after coming out to them. Homelessness has become an issue in recent years as more teens are starting to come out to their parents, who have lived in the previous generation. Religion has played a key part in the rejection of LGBT youth’s due to its blunt statements like, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (Bible 98). Older generations examine and follow the bible more closely than the newest generation and take certain verses to heart. Because they read that

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