The Minority Stress Model Deserves Reconsideration, Not Just Extension.

  title={The Minority Stress Model Deserves Reconsideration, Not Just Extension.},
  author={J Michael Bailey},
  journal={Archives of sexual behavior},

Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Do Not Increase Suicide: Correcting a False Research Narrative.

  • D. Sullins
  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2022
Sexual orientation change efforts (SOCEs) signify activities designed to change or reduce homosexual orientation. Recent studies have claimed that such therapies increase suicide risk by showing

Childhood Gender Nonconformity and Recalled Perceived Parental and Peer Acceptance Thereof, Internalized Homophobia, and Psychological Well-Being Outcomes in Heterosexual and Gay Men from Poland

The link between gender nonconformity and psychopathology may be due in part to negative childhood experiences resulting from other people’s reactions to gender nonconformity. The aim of this study

Neuroticism and Sexual Orientation-Based Victimization as Mediators of Sexual Orientation Disparities in Mental Health.

This study tested whether elevated risk of poorer mental health outcomes among nonheterosexual adolescents compared with heterosexual adolescents is plausibly explained by neuroticism and sexual

Minority Stress and Loneliness in a Global Sample of Sexual Minority Adults: The Roles of Social Anxiety, Social Inhibition, and Community Involvement

Research suggests that loneliness among sexual minority adults is associated with marginalization, but it is unclear which processes may underlie this relationship. This cross-sectional study

Identity and relationship-based discrimination, and mental health in a sample of sexual minority male couples

Abstract Purpose The study explored the unique associations of individual identity-based discrimination and relationship-based discrimination with mental health among sexual minority male couples. It

Out of the Closet, Not Yet Out of the House: Gay Men’s Experiences of Homonegativity and Internalized Homonegativity

This paper explores how Australian gay men experience gender and sexuality in relation to heteronormative gender norms, specifically masculinity. A sample of 32 gay men 22–72 years of age

Is Conservative Religiousness Inherently Associated with Poorer Health for Sexual Minorities?

Results of path analysis involving sexual minority participants (N = 1317) from diverse sociopolitical contexts revealed health outcomes to be associated with internalized homonegativity and the

Recalled Childhood Separation Anxiety Differs by Anal Sex Role among Gay Men

Results indicate that subgroups of gay men delineated by ASR differ on an evolutionarily relevant developmental trait, childhood separation anxiety.

Response to Commentaries: Toward a Unifying Framework for Understanding and Improving Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health.

In my Target Article (Feinstein, 2019), I described how the rejection sensitivity (RS) model (Downey & Feldman, 1996) could be used to complement and extend minority stress theory (Meyer, 2003) and



Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior

This genome-wide association study of same-sex sexual behavior identifies loci associated with human sexual orientation that suggest links to biological pathways that involve sex hormone regulation and olfaction and investigates the biology and complexity of the trait.

The Rejection Sensitivity Model as a Framework for Understanding Sexual Minority Mental Health

This article discusses how the rejection sensitivity (RS) model can be used to complement and extend minority stress theory and the psychological mediation framework by emphasizing the role of perception in stigma-related experiences and describing additional mechanisms linking proximal minority stressors to mental health.

Psychological Variables as Predictors of Perceived Ethnic Discrimination Among Minority and Immigrant Adolescents1

The occurrence of discrimination in the real world is difficult to determine objectively, as it is defined in part by intentions. The perception of discrimination may therefore be influenced by one's


Abstract A growing body of research links perceived discrimination to psychological distress, yet recent reviews of this literature suggest that the subjectivity inherent in reports of discrimination

Psychiatric comorbidity among children with gender identity disorder.

The results of this categorical diagnostic study show that children with GID are at risk for developing co-occurring psychiatric problems and must realize that externalizing comorbidity, if present, can make a child with GIDs more vulnerable to social ostracism.

Recalled Separation Anxiety in Childhood in Istmo Zapotec Men, Women, and Muxes

Recalled indicators of childhood separation anxiety among Istmo Zapotec men, women, muxe gunaa, and muxe nguiiu are compared, consistent with the conclusion that cisgender and transgender male androphiles share a common biological and developmental foundation despite being different in appearance.

Gender Dysphoria in Adults.

Treatment of GD in adults, although largely standardized, is likely to evolve in response to the increasing diversity of persons seeking treatment, demands for greater client autonomy, and improved understanding of the benefits and limitations of current treatment modalities.

A test of the maternal stress theory of human male homosexuality

Female homosexuality nevertheless was strongly familial, suggesting a reconsideration of genetic and familial environmental mechanisms, and neither between-family nor within-family analyses revealed a maternal stress effect for either sexual orientation or childhood gender nonconformity.

Recalled Separation Anxiety and Gender Atypicality in Childhood: A Study of Canadian Heterosexual and Homosexual Men and Women

Comparisons of retrospective reports of heterosexual and homosexual men and women found childhood gender atypicality was significantly positively correlated with childhood separation anxiety among homosexual men, but not among members of other participant groups.

Traits of separation anxiety in boys with gender identity disorder.

Boys with gender identity disorder show a high rate of co-occurring traits of separation anxiety, and these traits are found significantly more often in the subgroup of boys who met the complete criteria for gender identity Disorder.