Multiple minority stress: The role of proximal and distal stress on mental health outcomes among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people of color

  title={Multiple minority stress: The role of proximal and distal stress on mental health outcomes among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people of color},
  author={Johanna L. Ramirez and M. Paz Galupo},
  journal={Journal of Gay \& Lesbian Mental Health},
  pages={145 - 167}
Abstract Existing literature suggests that both sexual and racial minorities are at a heightened risk of developing symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, there is minimal research addressing the mental health outcomes of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people of color (LGB-POC). Meyer’s minority stress theory posits that the manifestation of depression and anxiety is related to both distal and proximal stress. The present study examines the predictive value of perceived distal stress (e.g… 

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