Committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can get the medical care you need at all stages of your life. Offers individuals in isolated areas to be politically active and establish support groups. NJ Lesbian and Gay Coalition. Resources for LGBT youth, including helpline numbers, housing information, legal resources, physical health agencies, and more. Health services and group support resources for people ages 13 to Hetrick Martin Institute.
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Maybe the questions bubbled up over time. Maybe the realization hit you suddenly. Am I gay? Those feelings can be the beginning of a journey of self-discovery that can be rewarding, but also extremely daunting. Even if facing discrimination is not a concern for you, the anxiety and isolation you may feel privately can be all too real. According to a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research , even those numbers may be underestimated — as are the challenges that people in this community face. In many parts of the country, and the world, there are institutional resources available for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people that never before existed, said Larry Gross , a communications professor at the University of Southern California who helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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They attribute the changes to a variety of factors, from people knowing and interacting with someone who is LGBT, to advocacy on their behalf by high-profile public figures, to LGBT adults raising families. At the same time, however, a new nationally representative survey of 1, LGBT adults offers testimony to the many ways they feel they have been stigmatized by society. Most who did tell a parent say that it was difficult, but relatively few say that it damaged their relationship. The survey finds that 12 is the median age at which lesbian, gay and bisexual adults first felt they might be something other than heterosexual or straight.