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The Process Of Disclosing A Gay’s Personal Status To His Surrounding In Medan, North Sumatera Province, Indonesia (A Study On Interpersonal Communication By Using Self-Disclosure Approach)

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Dwianita, Rizni Wajthia, Sofiari Ananda



Self-Disclosure, Gay, Interpersonal Communication



The title of the research was The Process of Disclosing A Gay’s Personal Status to His Surroundings in Medan, North Sumatera Province, Indonesia (A Study on Interpersonal Communication by Using Self-Disclosure Approach). The purpose of this research was to find out the process of self-disclosure of gays to family, friends and his surrounding about his status as gay. The method used is descriptive research method qualitative approach. Theories used are Inter-Personal Communication, Self Disclosure, Social Penetration Theory. Data collection technique is done by in depth interview with a gay and added with archives and documentation. Stages of data processing starting from field research and library research. Through this study found that there are differences in the process of gay self-disclosure in the family and friends. Self-disclosure begins with gay acceptance of how he can accept his sexual orientation as a gay. After being able to accept his condition, he then discloses himself in a different way to his family, friends and his surrounding. There are also obstacles experienced in self-disclosure to the family, namely the fear of disappointing the family.



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