Family Relationships of Lesbian and Gay Men
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- From these general accounts I interpreted the presence of ambivalence.
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- Because initial expectations often are elevated, disillusionment is intense when initial passion naturally diminishes. To avoid discrimination, relationships were often hidden, exacerbating social isolation and placing burden on the relationship.
- Gerri described declining an invitation to her niece's wedding because she was not sure how people would respond to her partner. With institutional review board approval and informed consent given, each interview took place in a midsized southwestern city, was recorded, professionally transcribed, and lasted 1—2hr.
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- The image of gay men as child molesters is a destructive myth that continues to pervade society despite evidence to the contrary.
- Still, more than 80 percent of the children being raised by gay couples are not adopted, according to Gates.
Albert, partnered to Larry for 23 years, described how his mother has historically been supportive but recently disapproving. Never outwardly. The other two sisters also steer clear of us because of our sexuality.
Overall, the present findings establish the centrality of perceived ambivalence characterizations of gay and lesbian family relationships.