Physiological impacts of homophobia

Physiological impacts of homophobia

There are 24 comments on the www.physorg.com story from Feb 2, 2011, titled Physiological impacts of homophobia. In it, www.physorg.com reports that:

Young adults who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at far higher risk for severe mental health problems than their heterosexual peers. New research from Concordia University suggests that the stress of being rejected or victimized because of sexual orientation may disrupt hormonal responses in lesbians, gays and bisexuals.

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Not duped

Grove City, PA

#1 Feb 2, 2011
Not at all valid unless they are also checking the cortisol levels of their parents and other family members.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#2 Feb 2, 2011
Not duped wrote:
Not at all valid unless they are also checking the cortisol levels of their parents and other family members.
And you're doctorate is in what again exactly? How is the cortisol level found in family members relevant to that found in those being studied and how does that information not being included invalidate the study? Or is it that the realization that people like you might as well have blood on your hands too much in the way of truth for you?
Boris

Russia

#3 Feb 2, 2011
"Young adults who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at far higher risk for severe mental health problems than their heterosexual peers"

Gee ya think?

DUH

Since: Dec 10

San Diego, CA

#5 Feb 2, 2011
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>And you're doctorate is in what again exactly? How is the cortisol level found in family members relevant to that found in those being studied and how does that information not being included invalidate the study? Or is it that the realization that people like you might as well have blood on your hands too much in the way of truth for you?
Most of these haters have hardened their hearts to the point that they do not care if they have blood on their hands. I would hate to be in their position.
Not duped

Grove City, PA

#6 Feb 2, 2011
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>And you're doctorate is in what again exactly? How is the cortisol level found in family members relevant to that found in those being studied and how does that information not being included invalidate the study? Or is it that the realization that people like you might as well have blood on your hands too much in the way of truth for you?
It is irrelevant what my degrees are. My observation is that homosexuals outing themselves to their families causes high levels of stress in the families members, as well. Can we say that homosexuals are to blame for their (family's) hormonal response being disrupted, that homosexuals cause a physiological impact on families members? It works both ways, because I have NO doubt that the cortisol levels would be high in mom, dad, and most siblings as well. Friends do not have the stake in the homosexual's life that the family has. I seriously doubt if they experience that high level of stress. They just don't care that much. The tragedy, though, is that most young people take that as a sign that their friends love them and their parents don't. Totally backwards.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#7 Feb 2, 2011
Not duped wrote:
It is irrelevant what my degrees are.
Translation: you are completely unqualified to make such a pronouncement as to the actual scientific validity of the study and don't really care that you aren't.

If you wish to do a study on the physiological effects, if any, of a family member coming out, go right ahead, but the absence of such data in no way invalidates the study's finding that family homophobia has physiological consequences for LGB young people...

“You'll love me!”

Since: Sep 10

I promise.

#8 Feb 2, 2011
Not duped wrote:
<quoted text>
It is irrelevant what my degrees are. My observation is that homosexuals outing themselves to their families causes high levels of stress in the families members, as well. Can we say that homosexuals are to blame for their (family's) hormonal response being disrupted, that homosexuals cause a physiological impact on families members? It works both ways, because I have NO doubt that the cortisol levels would be high in mom, dad, and most siblings as well. Friends do not have the stake in the homosexual's life that the family has. I seriously doubt if they experience that high level of stress. They just don't care that much. The tragedy, though, is that most young people take that as a sign that their friends love them and their parents don't. Totally backwards.
Are you saying their friends don't love them or what, exactly?

If a parent rejects their child for their sexuality or attempts to change it through therapy...that isn't love. The unconditional love that a parent should feel for their child doesn't come with strings attached.

“You'll love me!”

Since: Sep 10

I promise.

#9 Feb 2, 2011
Not duped wrote:
<quoted text>
It is irrelevant what my degrees are. My observation is that homosexuals outing themselves to their families causes high levels of stress in the families members, as well. Can we say that homosexuals are to blame for their (family's) hormonal response being disrupted, that homosexuals cause a physiological impact on families members? It works both ways, because I have NO doubt that the cortisol levels would be high in mom, dad, and most siblings as well. Friends do not have the stake in the homosexual's life that the family has. I seriously doubt if they experience that high level of stress. They just don't care that much. The tragedy, though, is that most young people take that as a sign that their friends love them and their parents don't. Totally backwards.
By the way, your assumptions are based on your own biases and prejudices. You're assuming that a child's sexuality is an issue for parents and families because you personally would have a problem with it.

Many parent don't care what their children like, they just want them to be happy. I've even heard people say that they WANT a gay child.

The only thing we can reasonably assume is that homophobia is damaging for everyone, for both the homophobes and the LGBT individual.

My question to you is; why are you perpetuating such a damaging ideology?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#10 Feb 2, 2011
Not duped wrote:
It is irrelevant what my degrees are
What degrees?

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Parksley, VA

#11 Feb 2, 2011
What is the physiological impact on glbt people when homophobes are undercut, ridiculed, defeated or bullied?

That's the large scale, controlled study I want to see, starting with loud mouthed, ignorant, AFA talibangelicals in dying, small minded, PA towns/shtholes.

Praiz!
Gretchen

United States

#12 Feb 3, 2011
fr not duped:

>...Can we say that homosexuals are to blame for their (family's) hormonal response being disrupted, that homosexuals cause a physiological impact on families members?...<

No we canNOT, because your above statement is completely FALSE.
You are Sick

Roy, WA

#13 Feb 3, 2011
A classic study in tautology.
Yes, choosing to be queer is a mental illness, as everyone, even queers, knows to be true.
You are Sick

Roy, WA

#14 Feb 3, 2011
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Translation: you are completely unqualified to make such a pronouncement as to the actual scientific validity of the study and don't really care that you aren't.
If you wish to do a study on the physiological effects, if any, of a family member coming out, go right ahead, but the absence of such data in no way invalidates the study's finding that family homophobia has physiological consequences for LGB young people...
Science itself is unqualified to make these determinations, which more properly belong in the realm of political and/or religious beliefs. It's more valid to say that queers are sick and mentally disordered than to entertain the denials and lies from self-serving queers seeking a financial benefit.
You are Sick

Roy, WA

#15 Feb 3, 2011
Coy91 wrote:
<quoted text>
By the way, your assumptions are based on your own biases and prejudices. You're assuming that a child's sexuality is an issue for parents and families because you personally would have a problem with it.
Many parent don't care what their children like, they just want them to be happy. I've even heard people say that they WANT a gay child.
The only thing we can reasonably assume is that homophobia is damaging for everyone, for both the homophobes and the LGBT individual.
My question to you is; why are you perpetuating such a damaging ideology?
"Homophobia" is a political, not a clinical term.
Queers are mentally ill and self-deluded, seeking to delude others into accepting queerness as normal so that queers may benefit financially.
You are Sick

Roy, WA

#16 Feb 3, 2011
BoringOldMe wrote:
<quoted text>
Most of these haters have hardened their hearts to the point that they do not care if they have blood on their hands. I would hate to be in their position.
You don't have the professional credentials to buttress the validity of your claim. No one does, as it's just a political belief.
Queers are mentally ill.
You are Sick

Roy, WA

#17 Feb 3, 2011
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>"At risk"...what a joke...them freaks are already sickos they aint at risk except of maybe catching the big A.
Excellent post, thank you for sharing.

“You'll love me!”

Since: Sep 10

I promise.

#18 Feb 3, 2011
You are Sick wrote:
<quoted text>"Homophobia" is a political, not a clinical term.
Queers are mentally ill and self-deluded, seeking to delude others into accepting queerness as normal so that queers may benefit financially.
Nope. You're just pissed off and crazy. Seek therapy.
You are Sick

Roy, WA

#19 Feb 3, 2011
Coy91 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. You're just pissed off and crazy. Seek therapy.
Nonsense. Even the queer who posted this drivel acknowledges there's no "there" there, viz: "... but the absence of such data in no way invalidates the study's finding that family homophobia has physiological consequences for LGB young people..."
How can "facts" be found, let alone proven in the absence of proof?
Just more typical queer-whining about nothing because queers are full of self-pity, and self-absorbed narcissism.
I'm really just here for the laughs and to point out the hypocrisy of queers.

“Love thy neighbor!”

Since: Dec 06

Westland , MI

#20 Feb 3, 2011
Not duped wrote:
<quoted text>
It is irrelevant what my degrees are. My observation is that homosexuals outing themselves to their families causes high levels of stress in the families members, as well. Can we say that homosexuals are to blame for their (family's) hormonal response being disrupted, that homosexuals cause a physiological impact on families members? It works both ways, because I have NO doubt that the cortisol levels would be high in mom, dad, and most siblings as well. Friends do not have the stake in the homosexual's life that the family has. I seriously doubt if they experience that high level of stress. They just don't care that much. The tragedy, though, is that most young people take that as a sign that their friends love them and their parents don't. Totally backwards.
"their friends love them and their parents don't"....sounds about right to me. If a family member "suffers" when someone in their family comes out, that is a personal problem.

“Love thy neighbor!”

Since: Dec 06

Westland , MI

#21 Feb 3, 2011
You are Sick wrote:
<quoted text>"Homophobia" is a political, not a clinical term.
Queers are mentally ill and self-deluded, seeking to delude others into accepting queerness as normal so that queers may benefit financially.
You are correct, it is not a clinical term. Though those who fear, hate, or discriminate against homosexuals are being studied by the major psychological groups. It is more a currently popular catch-all term for those who work against equal rights for homosexuals.
The dictionary says:ho·mo·pho·bia noun \&#716;h&#333;-m&# 601;-&#712;f&#333;-b &#275;-&#601;\
Definition of HOMOPHOBIA
: irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals
— ho·mo·pho·bic \-&#712;f&#333;-bik\ adjective
First Known Use of HOMOPHOBIA
1969

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