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Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: conceptual issues and research evidence.
  • I. Meyer
  • Psychology
    Psychological bulletin
  • 1 September 2003
It is shown that LGBs have a higher prevalence of mental disorders than heterosexuals and a conceptual framework is offered for understanding this excess in prevalence of disorder in terms of minority stress--explaining that stigma, prejudice, and discrimination create a hostile and stressful social environment that causes mental health problems.
Prejudice, Social Stress, and Mental Health in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations: Conceptual Issues and Research Evidence
In this article the author reviews research evidence on the prevalence of mental disorders in lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGBs) and shows, using meta-analyses, that LGBs have a higher
Minority stress and mental health in gay men.
  • I. Meyer
  • Psychology
    Journal of health and social behavior
  • 1 March 1995
The results supported minority stress hypotheses: each of the stressors had a significant independent association with a variety of mental health measures and odds ratios suggested that men who had high levels of minority stress were twice to three times as likely to suffer also from high level of distress.
Resilience in the Study of Minority Stress and Health of Sexual and Gender Minorities
Research in various populations has shown that, starting early in childhood, individuals often demonstrate resilience in the face of stress and adversity. Against the experience of minority stress,
Prejudice as stress: conceptual and measurement problems.
  • I. Meyer
  • Psychology
    American journal of public health
  • 1 February 2003
The author describes 3 issues related to (1) individual versus structural measures of the impact of prejudice, (2) objective versus subjective assessments of stress, and (3) measures of major events versus everyday discrimination.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health: Findings and Concerns
This dissertation aims to provide a history of single-payer health care in the United States from 1989 to 2002, a period chosen in order to explore its roots as well as specific cases up to and including the year in which Bill Clinton was elected president.
Internalized Homophobia and Relationship Quality among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals.
This study improves current understandings of the association between internalized homophobia and relationship quality by distinguishing between the effects of the core construct of internalization homophobia and its correlates and outcomes.
Prejudice and Discrimination as Social Stressors
Lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGBs) vary in sociodemographic characteristics such as cultural, ethnic or racial identity, age, education, income, and place of residence as well as in the degree
The trouble with "MSM" and "WSW": erasure of the sexual-minority person in public health discourse.
Overuse of the terms MSM and WSW adds to a history of scientific labeling of sexual minorities that reflects, and inadvertently advances, heterosexist notions and public health professionals should adopt more nuanced and culturally relevant language in discussing members of sexual-minority groups.
Sampling Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations.
Sampling has been the single most influential component of conducting research with lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) populations. Poor sampling designs can result in biased results that will mislead