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which is an acronym of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning. This acronym is mean to account for everyone else that is not straight and is not comfortable referred to as gay.
Watching the video provides a lot of insights into sexual orientation in a society where people are either men or women and nothing in between. A lot of twentieth-century research on sexuality has been judged harshly by twenty first century researchers based on the downright dishonesty, myths and prejudice suffered by gay people when they came out. However, despite the open-mindedness of the modern society, and given that many states have even legalized gay marriages, there is still a lot of discrimination and prejudice against gay people. When people come out, they are labeled by the society and most of them resort to destructive coping mechanism such as suicide, drug abuse or alcoholism.
This video is largely made of interviews from young adults expressing their journeys of coming out. The youth share that being gay is not an illness, a choice or abnormal and therefore, they should not be targeted as weird for smoothing they found themselves into. This video is therefore very helpful to families, parents and friends who should offer support and understanding to children as they come out. The in-depth on-screen texts coupled with the personal histories of the interviews give an overview of family human sexuality and how adolescents come to define their sexual identities. While it is normal for parents to wait until their children approach them and tell them or engage them about their sexuality, it is advisable for parents to approach their children when they suspect them to be gay at an early age. This is because it can get complicated and change a child’s life forever while going through the first stage of coming out which is confusion. Gay children who do not know they are gay at an early age go through confusion thinking that they are different from the
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