Gervacio, J. (2012). A comparative review of Cass’s and Fassinger’s sexual orientation development models. Vermont Connection, 33, 50-59. This source provides a comparison of these two models as well as some critique.
Bilodeau, B. L., & Renn, K. A. (2005). Analysis of LGBT identity development models and implications for practice. New Directions for Student Services, 111, 25–39. This article provides a thorough discussion of both old and new models of sexual identity development.
Striepe, M. I., & Tolman, D. L. (2003). Mom, Dad, I’m straight: The coming out of gender ideologies in adolescent sexual-identity development. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 32(4), 523–530. This article will look at the coming out process and similarities and differences across various sexual identities.
Cass, V. C. (1984). Stage allocation measure. Journal of Sex Research, 20(2), 143–167. This is an older, seminal article that describes some of the process and rationale behind the Cass Model. Note that newer models support aspects of the Cass Model but suggest that not all groups are equally represented in this model, which you will read about in other sources this week. This article presents some important historical content.