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“This is a great example of a situation where he has to deal with his sexuality, but he doesn’t have to deal that way with his family or his community,” said David Macdonald, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Calgary and co-author of the study.
“The fact that he’s able to live with that sexuality as a normal part of his life is very important to him.”
The research was published Tuesday in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
The research was supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
The study was also supported by a Canadian Institutes for Health Research fellowship and a Canadian Science and Engineering Research Council Canada research award.
The results of the research have not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
The authors note that it may take decades for gay men and lesbians to come to terms with their sexual orientation.
But, they say, “it is important that our research helps people who have faced discrimination, or who have been in conflict with others in their lives, understand how they can better navigate the challenges they face.”
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