HDF 304/WGS 301 – Family Relationships Sexual Minority Relationships Review Sheet Sexual Minority Relationships 1. What percentage of Americans self-identify as homosexual? Is this number likely a ‘low’ estimate or a ‘high’ estimate? Why? 2. What is meant by sexual-minority relationships? Why use this term? 3. Approximately what percentage of cohabiting couples are involved in a same-sex relationship? How many have children under the age of 18? 4. What are the 4 myths about sexual minority relationships discussed in class? Why are they myths and not facts? 5. What is meant by the following statement?: Except for the gender of the partner, homosexual romances and partnerships are very much like heterosexual relationships. 6. True or false: Gay men tend to portray female-typical behaviors/emotions in their relationships. 7. In what ways are sexual-minority relationships similar to heterosexual relationships? Be able to provide examples.
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