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  • Drawing from over 150 original interviews with teens, psychologist Rit ch Savin-Williams separates fact from fiction in this survey of coming out experiences. Drawing from existing developmental research, he ill ustrates the wide range of family reactions and discusses the factors that determine how parents come to terms with the disclosure over time . He reveals that the coming out experience is greatly influenced by g ender, and chapters highlight common mother-daughter, mother-son, fath er-daughter, and father-son dynamics.