Stigma and sexual orientation: Understanding prejudice against lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals. For example, in a representative sample of Massachusetts high school students, Garofalo et al. The former places greater burden on the individual, the latter, on society. Social identity and self-categorization theories extend psychological understanding of intergroup relations and their impact on the self.
Stereotype threat and the intellectual test performance of African Americans. Some research has suggested variation by ethnic background as well, although the direction of the findings is not clear. Considering the scarcity of studies, the methodological challenges, and the greater potential for bias in studies of completed suicide, it is difficult to draw firm conclusions from their apparent refutation of minority stress theory.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. To say that all opponents of gay marriage are simply filled with hate and seek to deny people the right to love and happiness is simplistic, wrong, and more importantly harmful to a free society.
This is regardless of whether they are Christian, Muslim, Atheist, or whatever. I have never feared homosexuality, not even in my most oppositional moments. Journal of Counseling Psychology. If past opposition to same-sex marriage excludes someone from leading a company, a lot ofAfrican Americans, Hispanics, Muslims, and other recent immigrants are going to be disparately impacted by that standard.
I wanted to write to you to contribute to the diversity of Christian thought regarding gay marriage.
The social constructionist movement in modern psychology. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. Most of the early studies used symptom scales that assessed psychiatric symptoms rather than prevalence of classified disorders.
The in-group may provide a reappraisal of the stressful condition, yielding it less injurious to psychological well-being. Psychosomatic Medicine. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation.
Log In. Studies show that gay men who have good social support—from family, friends, and the wider gay community—have:. Gay Star News. Retrieved 3 December In exploring evidence for minority stress two methodological approaches can be discerned: studies that examined within-group processes and their impact on mental health and studies that compared differences between minority and nonminority groups in prevalence of mental disorders.
However, all things work together for good to those who love God and I confess to you that, that article, however disparaging and infamous, has helped me know a lot about LGBT people.