These adolescents also described experiences where their parents made assumptions that they were heterosexual and, in turn, asked them questions that made them uncomfortable: Adolescents who were not out to their parents believed that their parents would treat them differently if they knew about their sexual orientation. Therefore, all youth regardless of outness were asked the same questions. All of my family and friends didn't like the age difference but some people like older and some people like younger If I had an year-old heterosexual daughter who was in a relationship with a year-old man, I would have exactly the same concerns and objections.
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Additionally, parents may need to learn how to discuss sexual behavior and health with sensitivity. It's as if like they think my gay might rub off on them. These adolescents described their parents being supportive of their sexuality e. Existing questions.
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