the article describes the peculiar elements of the psychosexual development of homosexuals, not very dealt at the moment. The few existing studies on the development of the homosexual identity have no developed what we consider the most distinctive element in the adolescent gay: “the hide”.
Material and Methods
the article is a qualitative and speculative study based on the existing scientific literature and the analysis of the Anne Frankʼs Diary.
the study put in evidence the parallelism between the homosexual teenager and Anne Frank; in fact the gay teenager is forcing himself to hide in a “secret flat” that could be comparable to the one of Anne Frank during the holocaust. In the article a lot of parallelism between the psychological experience of Anne Fank and the homosexuals are shown. This take care of the differences between the two experiences, in fact Anne Frank has been forced to hide while for the homosexuals is a psychological experience.
this “auto-segregation” in the secret flat foresee a fundamental evolutive phase of the psychosexual development of a gay person. In the article links and connections of psychological experiences between Anne Frank and homosexuals are showed. These experiences and connections allows us to develop what we define “the Anne Frank phase”.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.