The Coming Out Experience Chapter 4: It looks at the extent to which this aspect of their lives is central to who they are, as well as how much they feel they have in common with other LGBT adults. They served as advisors to the project, providing invaluable guidance on survey questionnaire development, demographic analysis of U. The survey finds that 12 is the median age at which lesbian, gay and bisexual adults first felt they might be something other than heterosexual or straight. Some 5, readers responded, and some of the feelings they expressed are surprising.
Kiley wrote Chapter 7.
Well, first of all, they need to get over themselves. Of those LGBT adults who are religiously affiliated, one-third say there is a conflict between their religious beliefs and their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, their survey responses are represented in the findings about the full LGBT population throughout the survey.
Their family incomes are lower, which may be related to their relative youth and the smaller size of their households.