In summary, few empirical studies have tested clinical approaches to improving the mental health of LGBT youth. Get them educational resources. One youth mentioned he felt safe enough in his neighborhood to hold his boyfriend's hand in public.
Emerging research suggests that gay men from religious backgrounds are likely to come out online via Facebook and Blogs as it offers a protective interpersonal distance. For example, a Chicano male youth mentioned that males within his culture were expected to be strong family figures, making it difficult for males to identify as female or transgender persons.
How depressed and suicidal sexual minority adolescents understand the causes of their distress. It can wait. It posits that sexual minorities experience distinct, chronic stressors related to their stigmatized identities, including victimization, prejudice, and discrimination.