SEXUAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT

Sexual Identity Development Process:  Observations by Michele O’Mara, PhD CURIOSITY A distraction develops. Sometimes this occurs in childhood, during puberty, young adulthood, or even after a heterosexual marriage.  This can be repressed, denied, or otherwise...

Coming Out Stages: Cass

It was 1979 and I was 13 when the beautiful new girl in school, with long brown hair and green eyes, approached the locker next to mine. Obviously struggling to satisfy the lock she was trying to open, she turned to me and said, “Hi.” She told me her name...

Coming Out in Heterosexual Relationships

Coming out is a challenging, process, whether you are 15, 21, or 50. The first step toward “coming out” is self-awareness or recognition of having feelings of attraction for persons of the same sex. This awareness may lead to confusion, attempts to deny or repress...

Normal

What is normal?   Imagine that all humans were produced on a production line of various human production factories around the world.  Would all of the non-heterosexuals just be plucked right off the conveyor belt and tossed into a pile labeled defects? Most of us, gay...
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