Contact: Susan Hagen
University of Rochester
Caption: This study shows that individuals who come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual can experience real psychological benefits when they enjoy a welcoming climate at work or home or in their religious community, explains coauthor Richard Ryan. "When they can feel acceptance and support, they actually gain quite a bit in terms of mental health."
Credit: University of Rochester
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