In reassuring video clips, adults promised homosexual kids — who are bullied and attempt suicide more than their straight peers — that life would get easier once they finished high school. But does it really? In a new study, he concludes that yes, it does get better — for the most part. Most existing research focused only on whether lesbian, gay and bisexual LGB kids were bullied in high school. No good data had followed students annually as they progressed through their teen years.
One in five teens report change in sexual orientation during adolescence, study finds
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Teens | ACOG
Sue Bohlin provides practical ways to communicate with teens about common misunderstandings and the truth concerning homosexuality. Recognizing that teens deal with peer pressure to experiment and feelings of same sex attraction, she provides real ways to help teens make their way through this maze of contradiction and confusion. In this article we look at ways to communicate the truth about homosexuality to teens. We examine the lies they are told and the sexual pressure they are under. We also look at ways to help kids process their gender confusion, as well as address helpful ways to encourage teens who already identify themselves as gay or lesbian. And finally, we provide perspective on how to treat those who struggle with same-sex attraction in a compassionate and godly way. In many schools and in the rest of the culture today, only one perspective is allowed to be heard.
One in four gay, lesbian, bisexual teens attempt suicide
Teenagers are likely to experience sexual fluidity during adolescence , with a new study finding one in five adolescents report change in sexual orientation or sexual attraction during that period of life. The students, 54 per cent of which were girls and 46 per cent of which were boys, were asked to fill out surveys each year for three years. The research found that at some point during the three-year period, 19 per cent of students reported at least one change in their self-labelled sexual identity.
During adolescence, young people form their sexual identity. Many of the studies are regional or local. Much of the research focuses on samples of LGBT youth that are disproportionately at risk. Sexual self-concept is an individual's evaluation of his or her sexual feelings and actions.