The Difficulty of Coming Out to a Latina Parent: Social Conflict Analysis

(Author: Jeri Ann Simpson)   Abstract Conflicts between adolescents and parents naturally arise.  However, conflict intensifies when a teenager discloses to a parent that they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.  Even more complicated is an adolescent coming out to a traditional, religious Latino parent.  An adverse reaction by a parent can impact the youth and destroy the rest of their lives. This topic is important to NCRP because the coming out process has never been analyzed and published using conflict principles.  Examining coming out conflicts through the lens of…

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