For instance, some youth discussed reclaiming derogatory terms such as faggot or dyke as a positive step in deflecting and reappropriating their negative connotation and usage. Developmental stages of the coming out process. Youth reported being harassed at their places of worship, and many had either left their faith communities or been forced out. State of the Art Reviews. A contemporary paradox for women".
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Same-sex intercourse legal. The survey of LGBT adults found that many in that community saw major religious institutions as unfriendly toward them. Research mainly conducted in the United States show that people with more permissive attitudes on sexual orientation issues tend to be younger, well-educated, and politically liberal. Harvard University; Cambridge, MA: