Title

“Life Is Getting Better”: Understanding Stabilizing Factors in Conservative Christian Families Post-Coming Out

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2020

School

Social Work

Abstract

© 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This article explores the perceptions of Millennial-age LBGTQ + individuals raised in conservative Christian families (Seventh-day Adventist) about their coming out experiences with family members. The analysis examines six strategies that participants identified as helping regain family equilibrium post-coming out. These strategies included: parent’s expression of unconditional love, passing of time, having a long-term relationship with a partner, communicating openly with parents, creating distance and independence from parents, and avoiding the LGBTQ + topic entirely.

Publication Title

Journal of GLBT Family Studies

Find in your library

Share

COinS