First Novel About Coming Out to Parents

Herrera, Brian Eugenio
January 2005
LGBT History, 1956-1975;2005, p54
Laura Z. Hobson's best-selling novel Consenting Adult was the first fictional treatment of the experience of coming out as gay or lesbian, as told from the perspective of parents of lesbian or gay children. Hobson was inspired to write the novel after her son came out to her.


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