Study finds family acceptance of LGBT...

Study finds family acceptance of LGBT youth protects against depression, substance abuse, suicide

There are 18 comments on the R & D story from Dec 6, 2010, titled Study finds family acceptance of LGBT youth protects against depression, substance abuse, suicide. In it, R & D reports that:

For the first time, researchers have established a clear link between accepting family attitudes and behaviors towards their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children and significantly decreased risk and better overall health in adulthood.

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“Love thy neighbor!”

Since: Dec 06

Westland , MI

#1 Dec 6, 2010
They needed a study for this??? Most of us could have told them that from experience.

“You'll love me!”

Since: Sep 10

I promise.

#2 Dec 6, 2010
Gay Mom wrote:
They needed a study for this??? Most of us could have told them that from experience.
I agree. It seems kind of obvious. I wanted to see if I could find the actual study somewhere and I couldn't, but this is a video on their website. So sweet.

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Dexter

Moonee Ponds, Australia

#3 Dec 6, 2010
Anecdotal evidence certainly suggested it but peer reviewed scientific data brings real leverage. If we can quantify the cost of homophobia in society it makes political ambivalence a more awkward position.

“Adam and Steve”

Since: Aug 08

Earth

#4 Dec 6, 2010
Coy91 wrote:
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I agree. It seems kind of obvious. I wanted to see if I could find the actual study somewhere and I couldn't, but this is a video on their website. So sweet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Bvkd_YHlt2UXX&feature=pla yer_embedded
Here you go:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j....

“You'll love me!”

Since: Sep 10

I promise.

#5 Dec 6, 2010
Edio wrote:
Thank you very much! I hate when articles talk about studies and then don't link to them.

“Homosapien ”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#6 Dec 6, 2010
The study tells the truth, let's hope people listen.

“Child of the Universe”

Since: Aug 09

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

#9 Dec 6, 2010
Bubbles wrote:
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Queers need fresh new clean young meat. So they try to convince confused kids that they're hom os and that they should unabashedly and proudly tell the world that they're queer.
Whoo Whoo. Look at me. I'm bringing my ho mo life partner to the high school junior prom. Whoo Whoo Whoo Whoo
Pretty simple, ain't it?
The only thing here that's "simple" is you.

What's it like functioning with a substandard IQ?

“Brutally honest. ”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#10 Dec 6, 2010
New article title:

Study finds that acceptance of youth protects against substance abuse, depression, suicide.

DUH.
Billy

Dudley, MA

#11 Dec 6, 2010
I'm only 23, but I can see where there has been great progress toward acceptance of gay teens since I was in high school. I was lucky though because I went to all-boys schools until college, so I didn't encounter much bigotry. It seems that young "straight" guys only bully young gay guys when there are girls around to watch. When it's a totally male environment, guys are very accepting. Nothing hurts young gay guys more than being rejected by other young men.
Disgusted American

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Dec 6, 2010
Bubbles wrote:
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Queers need fresh new clean young meat. So they try to convince confused kids that they're hom os and that they should unabashedly and proudly tell the world that they're queer.
Whoo Whoo. Look at me. I'm bringing my ho mo life partner to the high school junior prom. Whoo Whoo Whoo Whoo
Pretty simple, ain't it?
Seriously this comment from someone named BUBBLES? Really? FYI Nitwit . 99.9% of gay people COME FROM Straight parents....either you are, or you are NOT, you can't make someone gay A-hole.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#15 Dec 6, 2010
Wayne wrote:
They need to do a study to find out why any youth would be GLBT in the first place. Someone is obviously steering the kid in that direction.
Nonsense!

Earlier this year, California (finally) repealed a Law that has been on the books for decades. It mandated and funded research into the causes and treatment of homosexuality with an eye towards cure. After decades and millions of dollars, the results were consistant with research in other parts of this Country and of the world, and contributed to the removal of samesex orientaion from the APA's list of mental disorders.

The research demonstrated that (non-reactive) samesex orientation was not caused by any identifiable and testable factors, and that no cures attempted were effective or necessary.
Billy

Dudley, MA

#17 Dec 6, 2010
Bubbles wrote:
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Better get used to it.
LMAO
How old r u man?
Billy

Dudley, MA

#18 Dec 6, 2010
Bubbles wrote:
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Well ... look at it this wasy ... your two dads managed to function somehow, although only "barely," when they reared you day after day.
ROTFLMAO
Dude do u have any idea how hurtful it is when u say crap like this? This is what I'm talking about... nothing hurts a guy more than to be rejected and ridiculed by other men. Why do you want to hurt gay guys?

“Fight bigotry.”

Since: Feb 07

Toms River, NJ

#19 Dec 6, 2010
Billy, ignore this freakish troll, it's not here to discuss, just to crap on the forum.
Billy wrote:
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Dude do u have any idea how hurtful it is when u say crap like this? This is what I'm talking about... nothing hurts a guy more than to be rejected and ridiculed by other men. Why do you want to hurt gay guys?

“Child of the Universe”

Since: Aug 09

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

#20 Dec 6, 2010
Billy wrote:
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Dude do u have any idea how hurtful it is when u say crap like this? This is what I'm talking about... nothing hurts a guy more than to be rejected and ridiculed by other men. Why do you want to hurt gay guys?
Bubbles has nothing else going for him in life, hence his need to deride others and feel superior, even if it's only in his own mind.

It's a feeble effort at most - totally predictable and not very creative - the usual traits of his cohort. He'll keep baiting people for the attention, as he can't get any vailidation or his existence any other way. He's also a closet case who can't deal with his conflicted sexuality - any psychologist would be bored dealing with him. It's all been done before...

Classic.
Billy

Dudley, MA

#21 Dec 6, 2010
ACLU-Tom wrote:
Billy, ignore this freakish troll, it's not here to discuss, just to crap on the forum.
<quoted text>
Thanks Tom... you're a great guy and a REAL man.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#22 Dec 6, 2010
Bubbles wrote:
Queers need fresh new clean young meat. So they try to convince confused kids that they're hom os and that they should unabashedly and proudly tell the world that they're queer.
Whoo Whoo. Look at me. I'm bringing my ho mo life partner to the high school junior prom. Whoo Whoo Whoo Whoo
Pretty simple, ain't it?
There you go again, belittling people with no information about them. I suppose you're worried that the injuns will gitchya scalp, or that the darkies will steal your chickens for their voodoo rituals? Every time you post, you prove how little you know about the subject at hand.

You make me think of that segment of the Twilight Zone movie from the 80's, where the guy has to experience living as member of a hated group, Jewish during WWII, Vietnamese during that war, or black chased by the KKK. You'd be a good candidate for that. It would do you some good to have to live as one of the people you think are no good.

Instead of going out to meet some actual gay people, which you'll refuse to do, go out and meet some actual KIDS, and see how "confused" they are about their sexual orientation. The straight kids will KNOW they are straight, and all the "convincing" in the world won't change them. The gay kids will know they are gay, without ever having met any other gay person to "convince" them. I knew I was gay before my teen years, without anyone to "convince" me. People, even young people, are perfectly capable of figuring out what their orientation is, without any outside influence.

And they SHOULD be proud. After surviving their childhood and teen years with the onslaught of bigotry that comes from bullies, parents, and people like you, they have a lot to be proud of. They can be proud that have grown into the type of person that celebrates diversity, instead of trying to squelch or punish it.
Lida

UK

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