But the Internet, Gross says, allowed gay kids to find each other for the first time. These ideas ultimately led to the conceptualization of this research. The pair met on a social networking site and the relationship is still new.
Interviewee K withstood the outside pressure as can be inferred from his following statement:. This can be gleaned from interviewee K's following gay the internet or hide information from the. By asking open-ended questions, the researcher tried to determine the processes of participants' construction of their homosexual world.
At this point, the respondents were not disturbed by this thought: 'whether or not they needed to accept and admit that they are gays or lesbians'. Mentors play the role leading them to assimilate into the homosexual community and they exercise great influence upon them.
The author also offers a model for conceptualizing homosexuals' information behaviour. Second, the information on the Internet facilitates self-understanding and representation for the respondents.
Homosexual-related information helps them realize that they are not alone. The word identity was still strange to them. She had a boyfriend. Relieved, Leila put her months of infatuation down to a phase. Many members of the group say they have experienced violence at the hands of family members who became suspicious about their sexuality.
About 10 years ago, overwhelmed with stress, he saw the therapist and finally acknowledged his sexuality.
If a gay or a lesbian is not able to find a close companion before they are 30 years old, the chances of doing so past that age would be slim. They meet once a month, in different places. Obviously, it is possible for a gay man not to acknowledge his sexuality to Facebook or surveys but to still have healthy, open same-sex relationships.
It was found that this group of people cited libraries as a major information source. She fantasised about her.