Caribbean Coming Out Model

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The lgbt (LESBIAN,GAY,BISEXUAL,TRANSEXUAL) Caribbean community deals with social issues on a daily bases. These problems have created an huge affect on the individual itself as well as the family members. This paper explains how Caribbean families can cope with their kids coming out in the Caribbean as Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, or Bisexual. Research have shown that homosexual teenagers who are close to their parents and families tend to easily come out at a younger age and experience positive feedback than those who have poor relationships. This paper will illustrate what is the coming out process, how should Caribbean families cope with it, how might the relationship turn out to be, and how many results may occur after everything is revealed.…show more content…
In huge cases in the Caribbean the first stage of the coming out process might shut down responsibilities for his/her homosexual behavior by rethinking the occurrence. This will definitely result into an excuse of he/ she claiming they were experimenting or drinking. This is most likely a strategy that an individual, who is in the second stage, might apply the rejection of homosexual label but still continuing with homosexual behavior. While in the third stage, homosexuals can view "being gay is all right in private, but being public about it is not all right." (Berzon,1988). The last stage is living among the community as normal as…show more content…
This process is indeed a difficult aspect for homosexual teenagers to disclose to their families. It's very common for the teenager to feel threaten or scared to come out to their families, because when the sexual orientation is disclosed to their families there are two processes that occurs. First, the family struggles to understand the homosexual teenage. Second, the family struggles to cope due to their values and believes, this results to the alienation of the homosexual teenagers, "Disowned". In the term of how do Caribbean families cope with their teenage children, they really don't. Why, because its more highly for the teenager to get disowned, beaten, or even humiliated within the family. Some Caribbean families care more about the negative awareness that it brings instead of understanding their own children when it comes to their happiness and what they're going through. First understanding why this happen is key, asking why did they choice this type of lifestyle instead of first going into attack mode. A positive outcome of the coming out process from a Caribbean family is more common when the parents have the ability to accept and adapt their attitudes and beliefs to create a new homosexual identity relationship with their child. Families that handles this process must grieve the loss of their previous perception,
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