Coming Out As Gay Can Have Health Benefits If Family Is Supportive: Study

Huffington Post
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April 12, 2012

As it turns out, coming out of the closet is good for your health—if your family members are supportive, that is.

A new study conducted by the Boston University School of Public Health found that two thirds of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in a representative Massachusetts sample experienced significantly less mental health and substance abuse problems if they received positive support from their parents after coming out.