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Title: Sex is a minor thing : parents of gay sons negotiating the social influences of coming out
Authors: Cassar, Joanne
Grima Sultana, Marthese
Keywords: Homosexuality -- Social aspects -- Malta
Social influence
Social change
Sexual orientation
Homosexuality -- Psychological aspects
Gays -- Attitudes
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Citation: Cassar, J., & Grima Sultana, M. (2016). Sex is a minor thing: Parents of gay sons negotiating the social influences of coming out. Sexuality & Culture, 20(4), 987-1002.
Abstract: Social influences emanating from cultural and religious factors confront gay young people in their coming out process and often play a part in determining how their parents react to the ‘news’. This article focuses on the ways that social influences revolving around culture, religion and homosexuality interact in ways that shape the perceptions and experiences of Maltese parents in relation to the coming out of their children, as described by them. The study locates the parents as active and passive social agents caught between religious and cultural factors, in ways which involve resistance and complacency, through the production of ‘entanglements’.
ISSN: 19364822
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