Did you know that the average age that someone comes out as GLBT is lower than ever? A British study found that among people over 60, the average age they had come out was 37. People in their 30s had come out at an average age of 21. Those between 18 and 24 had an average coming out age of 17.
Another study, this one conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel and published in the Journal Family Relations found that in 1991, the average coming-out age was 25. But as of 2010 it was 16 years old.
And some American reports have found that the average age to come out in the United States has dropped from 18 to 14.
So what doe this mean? Well, for one thing a lot more young people are coming out not just in high school, but in middle school as well...Keep reading