Ritch Savin Williams is another stage that is influential of homosexual identification development.

Ritch Savin Williams is another stage that is influential of homosexual identification development.

Ritch Savin Williams (1990, 1995, 1998) is another influential phase theorist of homosexual identity development. Building from their earlier make use of gays and lesbians (1990), he postulated differing trajectories that are developmental springtime from switching points (developmental challenges or presses).

Savin Williams (1998) outlined eight chronological phases where the trajectories mirror identity development, linked with certain phenomenological and/or intellectual reactions during the switching points: knowing of same intercourse tourist attractions; event of very very very first homosexual sexual experience; incident of very very first heterosexual intimate experience; labeling an individual’s self as homosexual or bisexual; disclosing a person’s sex to other people (although not nearest and dearest); experience of first gay connection; disclosing an individual’s sex to family unit members; and fostering a good identification. (more…)

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