Bisexual gay lesbian study
Gay, lesbian, bisexual teens half as likely to play sports, finds UBC study
New research shows that lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGB) are at increased risk for physical health problems due to prejudice-related stress.
“This study shows that stigma and prejudice have a great toll on the health of LGB people. Prejudice-related life events are more damaging to the physical health of lesbians.
By Gary J. Gates April Drawing on information from four recent national and two state-level population-based surveys, the analyses suggest that there are more than 8 million adults in the US who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual, comprising % of the adult population. In total, the study suggests that approximately 9.
Description:Consequently, obtaining a representative sample would be tremendously difficult and expensive, said Dr. Herek, because they reflect the experiences of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals who live outside a major urban gay center like San Francisco or New York. Because sexual orientation is stigmatized and can be hidden, many gay and bisexual people pass as heterosexual. Only about one-tenth of those in a relationship had registered formally as domestic partners, with lesbians the most likely to be registered. Choice in sexual orientation The vast majority of respondents felt that they did not choose their sexual orientation.