Ritch Savin Williams is yet another influential phase theorist of homosexual identification development.
Ritch Savin Williams (1990, 1995, 1998) is yet another stage that is influential of homosexual identification development. Building from their early in the day use gays and lesbians (1990), he postulated differing developmental trajectories that springtime from turning points (developmental challenges or presses).
Savin Williams (1998) outlined eight chronological phases when the trajectories reflect identification development, linked with certain phenomenological and/or intellectual reactions in the switching points: understanding of exact same intercourse tourist attractions; incident of very very first homointimate intimate 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 household members); experience of very first homosexual connection; disclosing a person’s sex to loved ones; and fostering a good identity. Continue reading