Changes in youths' perceived parental acceptance of their sexual minority status over time Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract This cross-sectional, retrospective mixed-method exploratory study examined 140 Israeli LGB adolescents'(14–21 year old) perceptions of their parents' level of acceptance at time of same-sex identity disclosure and currently. Approximately 75% of respondents indicated that parents were moderately to fully accepting at time of disclosure. Approximately 15% said their parents were fully or almost fully rejecting at time of disclosure, with about half eventually becoming more accepting. Perceived parental acceptance of gay and …

publication date

  • December 1, 2014