Year: 2002 Source: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v.7, no.3, (2002), p.457-474 SIEC No: 20050196

This article explores the early experiences of 2 groups of men (one from the UK & one from the US) who did not disclose their sexual orientation until adulthood. It considers the ramifications of victimization in adolescence for those who had yet to disclose their sexual identity to another, & focuses upon the coping strategies participants employed for self-preservation. Data for self-harm & suicidal ideation & attempt is included. (46 refs)