The transformative aspects of the coming out process of lesbians and their families
Schumacher, Carol M.
University of Wisconsin--Stout
Minor, Brier Miller
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The purpose of this study is to contribute to the current research and to the knowledge about the coming out process of lesbians, their families, and the larger lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. It is a qualitative study designed to gather information about the transformative aspects of four lesbians’ coming out process to self and to their family members and other significant people. The nine topics covered in these research include: homophobia, coming out, losses, family of origin, lesbian mothers and their children, employment, religion, gains, and family of choice.