By Anthony R. D'Augelli, Charlotte J. Patterson

During this ebook, Anthony R. D'Augelli and Charlotte J. Patterson compile best specialists to supply a entire assessment of what we've got discovered--and what we nonetheless have to learn--about lesbian, homosexual, and bisexual identities.

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Lesbians appear to perceive affectional orientation and political perspectives as central to self-definition, while gay men appear to view sexual behavior and sexual fantasy as central. It may even be that the nature of sexual orientation is different for men and women. Certainly, perceptions about the nature of sexual orientation differ between men and women. There are also suggestions that identity development differs between lesbians and gay men in a number of ways. They are especially prominent during adolescence and the coming out process.

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