May receive permission and encouragement to explore sexual identity as a normal experience like career identity and social identity. Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. Facts for Teens and Their Parents. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted. The identity acceptance stage means the person accepts themselves. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server.
This model includes lesbian, gay and bisexual identities.
The Cass identity model is one of the fundamental theories of gay and lesbian identity development, developed in by Vivienne Cass. The people typically feel confused and experience turmoil. Children may begin exploring gender and relationships before kindergarten, so "coming out" and sharing these feelings of being different with others may happen at any time.
However, many LGBT teens have said, in retrospect, that they began to sense something "different" about themselves early in life, and for gender diverse youth, sometimes as far back as preschool.