Kids Who Later Identify As Gay More Frequently Bullied. Gay bullying is also prevalent throughout life.
HealthDay News — Bullying starts as early as elementary and middle school, and occurs more frequently for students who later identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual, a new study suggests. The effects of bullying can last long into adulthood. The Association for Psychological Science says that that serious illness, struggling to hold down a regular job, and poor social relationships, particularly related to maintaining long term friendships or good ties with parents in adulthood. These are just some of the adverse outcomes in adulthood faced by those exposed to bullying in childhood.
Gay bullying impacts self-esteem. Let’s work to decrease it’s effects. Contact a LGBT counselor for assistance.
From PsychiatryAdvisor May 8, 2015