Implications for Practice and Limitations Although given the qualitative design the results of this study may have limited generalizability, the rich results of qualitative research provide integration of lesbian or gay relatives into the implications that practitioners working with children of gays and lesbians should consider.
The people that are Catholic in my family do So, in that way I have White issues like guilt and dread and desire to be other and desire to have darker skin and to have more ethnicity, to be one of the fighters and to be part of the people struggling. Some of the dilemmas facing same-gender loving individuals within their own community include:.
Where applicable, I draw on the broader grandparenting literature insofar as it contributes more particularly to knowledge about expectations of the grandparents of GLBQ grandchildren. Coming out to families in a multicultural context.
Ryan, C. Nancy explained this as follows:. Thus, the present study provided support for the possibility of integrating gay-affirming religious practices into the lives of families with a gay or lesbian parent.
Thus, the family is seen as the major foundation so that the subjects can reveal their sexual orientation to themselves and to society. Nancy shared how her mother came out to her years after she had suspected her mother was a lesbian: The night before I left for college she took me for a drive and told me.