In sum, LGBT people do not by definition have a mental illness, but they have to contend with societal stigma and negative experiences that likely contribute to an increased vulnerability to mental illness. It is important to note, however, that despite this, most LGBT people ultimately live happy and health lives!

Heterosexuals With Personal Contact Have More Positive Feelings toward Lesbians and Gay Men   Research by a UC Davis social psychologist indicates that lesbians and gay men who come out of the closet to their heterosexual friends and family members help to create more positive attitudes toward homosexuality. “Heterosexuals with […]