Posted by JMT on May 18, 2012
Here is another local article, this time from PFLAG Boulder. It’s pretty much universally recognized that repression isn’t healthy, and a new study by the Boston University School of Public Health confirms this belief. The study found that adults identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual experienced far fewer mental health and substance abuse problems after coming out if they benefitted from positive parental support. According to this study, this is particularly true for women, although it is suggested that the somewhat lower association between better health and coming out among men might be linked to the sample population.
Read the entire article here: Coming Out As Gay Can Have Health Benefits If Family Is Supportive