We all sin. Countless studies have assessed the impact of various forms of stigma and discrimination against LGBT people. The negative consequences of discrimination, bullying, and family rejection are well documented, but fewer studies have actually looked at the direct effect of religious condemnations of homosexuality.
In recent years, rapid changes in both assisted reproduction and social practices have given rise to numerous questions related to parenthood and the definitions of fatherhood and motherhood in a number of disciplines. Gay, lesbian, and trans families in particular call into question the two-parent biological model one mother and one father in which parents produce their own children or can pass as having done so. Beyond questions about the psychological development of children born into gay, lesbian, or trans families, which numerous psychological studies have tried to answer, these types of families provide further avenues for thought in the areas of sociology, anthropology, family law, and filiation.
Fred Waldron Phelps Sr. The Westboro Baptist Church, a Topeka, Kansas -based independent fundamentalist ministry that Phelps founded inhas been called "arguably the most obnoxious and rabid hate group in America". In addition to funerals, Phelps and his followers—mostly his own immediate family members—picketed gay pride gatherings, high-profile political events, university commencement ceremonies, live performances of The Laramie Projectand functions sponsored by mainstream Christian groups with which he had no affiliation, arguing it was their sacred duty to warn others of God's anger.
The hotlines listed below provide services to callers across the country. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning LGBTQ young people ages The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Bisexual people have consistently been found to have poorer mental health than their gay, lesbian or heterosexual counterparts. Bisexuality is associated with unique life experiences that may present as challenges for bisexual people. Given the uniqueness of these life experiences, it cannot be assumed that what is known about the mental health of lesbian, gay or heterosexual people adequately explains factors affecting bisexual mental health.
Download this issue brief pdf. Read this issue brief on your browser Scribd. In the movement for gay and transgender equality, issues like marriage and workplace discrimination dominate media headlines as well as the time and attention of most advocates.
This paper reviews recent Australian and international research on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse. It aims to assist practitioners and policy-makers who work with survivors of sexual abuse and their families to understand the significant findings from this large and sometimes complex body of research. For consistency and clarity the current paper uses the term "victim" for the childhood experience and "survivor" for the adult experience or impact.
Every family is unique, with different family dynamics, as well as cultural, social, and religious influences. Learn more about how these influences can affect the children in your life. Gender is more complex than most of us have been taught. Many youth have been rejected by their genetic and adoptive families and need support from other adults.
Homophobia, stigma negative and usually unfair beliefsand discrimination unfairly treating a person or group of people against gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men still exist in the United States and can negatively affect the health and well-being of this community. These negative beliefs and actions can affect the physical and mental health of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, whether they seek and are able to get health services, and the quality of the services they may receive. Such barriers to health must be addressed at different levels of society, such as health care settings, work places, and schools to improve the health of gay and bisexual men throughout their lives. Some people may have negative attitudes toward gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.