Signs of a son being gay
Does wearing a silver ring on your right-hand ring finger mean you're gay? As it does if you are artsy, bookish and "alternative"? A few years back, if you were wearing these kinds of accessories, like rings and earrings, people would point the finger at you for being queer. These days, the description of the quintessential homo has changed to ambiguous at best and less labeled. Damaging stereotypes and generalizations of queers from the older days still linger on today. We gay people are a diverse and broad group of individuals, who come in all shapes and sizes and personalities and dress.
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However, it is only relatively recently that developmental scientists have conducted controlled studies with one clear aim in mind, which is to go beyond mere stereotypes and accurately identity the most reliable signs of later homosexuality. In looking carefully at the childhoods of now-gay adults, researchers are finding an intriguing set of early behavioral indicators that homosexuals seem to have in common. And, curiously enough, the age-old homophobic fears of parents seem to have some genuine predictive currency. But it is, at least, probably fairly accurate. Although not the first scientists to investigate the earliest antecedents of same-sex attraction, J. Michael Bailey, a psychologist from Northwestern University, and Canadian psychiatrist Kenneth Zucker published the seminal paper on childhood markers of homosexuality with their controversial review article in Developmental Psychology.
Is My Son Gay or Not?
If I have reasons to believe that my teenager might be homosexual, how should I approach him about it? He's made references to the subject on several occasions, so I'm beginning to have concerns. Should I just come straight out and ask him? What do you recommend? Believe it or not, we consider it a hopeful sign that your son has actually brought up the subject of homosexuality several times.