The decision to tell your parents that you are gay, lesbian or bisexual is often difficult. New research suggests “coming out” may be good for your health, particularity when your parents support the decision.
Boston University School of Public Health researchers determined that two-thirds of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in a representative Massachusetts sample reported receiving positive support from their parents after coming out to them.
Their incidence of mental health and substance abuse problems was significantly lower than those who did not receive support, the authors reported.
Researchers discovered 75 percent of Massachusetts lesbian, gay and bisexual adults have informed their parents on their sexuality. On average, individuals told their parents of their sexual orientation when they were 25 years old.
Investigators discovered the response to an individuals’ decision to come out led to different health outcomes. Read More