They might feel they need to deny who they are or hide an important part of themselves. Reviewed by: Many decide to tell a few accepting, supportive friends and family members about their sexual orientation. They feel they have known all along, even before their teen came out to them. Many gay teens worry about whether they will be accepted or rejected by their loved ones, or whether people will feel upset, angry, or disappointed in them.
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Childhood gender nonconformity, bullying victimization, and depressive symptoms across adolescence and early adulthood: But in addition, gay and lesbian teens often deal with an extra layer of stress — like whether they have to hide who they are, whether they will be harassed about being gay, or whether they will face stereotypes or judgments if they are honest about who they are. There are several types of sexual orientation that are commonly described:.
By middle school, as they enter adolescence, many gay teens already recognize their sexual orientation, whether or not they have revealed it to anyone else.