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Higher rates of binge drinking in gay & lesbian youth linked to ‘minority stress’ and social stigma
National Post ^ | May 13, 2014 | Michael Lyons

Posted on 05/13/2014 6:04:12 PM PDT by rickmichaels

For LGBT teenagers, burgeoning sexual identity and alcohol mix in powerful and unhealthy ways, a U.S. study suggests.

Presenting the study at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Vancouver, early in May, researchers say they’ve found binge drinking among gay and lesbian youth may be caused by chronic stress associated with societal stigmas.

The U.S. study, by the a team at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles in conjunction with the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work, looked at the responses of more than 1,000 gay- and lesbian-identified youth in an online survey.

The survey of gay and lesbian youth between the ages of 12 to 18 was aimed at uncovering factors that make them more likely to engage in binge drinking than their heterosexual peers.

Lead author Dr. Sheree M. Schrager, the Director of Hospital Medicine Research at the Children’s Hospital, worked with USC assistant professor Jeremy Goldbach to figure out the way the results fit the theory of “minority stress.”

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KEYWORDS: alcohol; homosexualagenda; riskybehavior
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1 posted on 05/13/2014 6:04:12 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

how bout b/c they know they’re doing something wrong? that’s pretty stressful.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 6:06:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: rickmichaels

Well la-de-frickin-da as Chris Farley might say. I have white male advantage guilt syndrome. That’s reason enough for me to drink.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 6:06:54 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: rickmichaels
"LGBT Community Under Constant Stress from Being Cajoled into Participating in Numerous and Unending Polls and Studies"

A study has found that the LGBT community is being inundated with a tsunami of requests for participation in various polls and studies. Experts suggest that the current "hip" status of gays and lesbians (not to mention transsexuals and other assorted freaks) has increased their status among sociologists and statisticians aching for new sources of grant money.

A member of the LGBT community is now twice as likely to be asked to participate in a survey than a typical heterosexual, experts claim. This is resulting in increased "test" anxiety and deeper depression when LGBT community members realize that their efforts to get on the "No Call" list are just as fruitless as those of the heterosexual cohort.

4 posted on 05/13/2014 6:11:44 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: rickmichaels

Blame the straight people.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 6:11:56 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: rickmichaels

they need their own country


6 posted on 05/13/2014 6:12:53 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis
they need their own country

It wouldn't last long without a very liberal immigration policy.
7 posted on 05/13/2014 6:16:22 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: rickmichaels

Maybe they need to get tanked in order to screw up the courage to perform disgusting acts.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 6:18:16 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: rickmichaels

What social stigma? They’re on top of the world right now!


9 posted on 05/13/2014 6:18:28 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: rickmichaels
Homosexuals have poor impulse control. Doe poor impulse control cause homosexuality, or does homosexuality cause poor impulse control?
10 posted on 05/13/2014 6:19:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: rickmichaels

They used to call it a hedonistic lifestyle.

However, finding out you’ve messed up your life with aids and other diseases makes you drink and do drugs too.

Sort of like the way prostitutes do.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 6:20:04 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: rickmichaels

See, it’s all our fault.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 6:20:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

For REAL? I usually don’t answer the phone if I don’t know the number calling. If I am curious and do answer, I never have a problem just saying “Not interested.” Then I politely hang up. Grow up, Folks!


13 posted on 05/13/2014 6:21:00 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: rickmichaels

How about this? The binge drinking and drug abuse are symptoms of the same syndrome as is their homosexuality - namely: lack of impulse control, inability to defer gratification and excessive need for stimulation.

They are wired - differently, to put it politely.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 6:21:58 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: rickmichaels

The authors of the new US study can go shove it. These kids have a conscience and they are simply trying to sear it. Current social mores favor them no matter what the behavior so . . . what the heck.

Pity them. This is it for all these deluded children.


15 posted on 05/13/2014 6:23:17 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: rickmichaels

What social stigma???!!! This is friggin’ ridiculous! They are absolutely immune from ANY criticism. There is no social stigma! The stigma is for those who call them what they really are!


16 posted on 05/13/2014 6:23:30 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: rickmichaels

Well, if I were some freak who derived arousal from some dude’s hairy posterior and his accompanying excrement-filled colon, I’d drink myself to oblivion too.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 6:24:07 PM PDT by greene66
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To: rickmichaels
For LGBT teenagers, burgeoning sexual identity and alcohol mix in powerful and unhealthy ways, a U.S. study suggests.

...and of course, the straight kids are just sober little angels. Haha. Yeah, right.

18 posted on 05/13/2014 6:24:07 PM PDT by RichInOC (...Phi Kappa Sigma, Beta Rho '87..."My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Great minds think alike (see my post at 14). I believe lack if impulse control is a big part of it but an excessive craving for stimulation is part of it too.

I believe it is an illness. Some autism spectrum suffers have similar issues, but they manifest differently.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 6:25:41 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: rickmichaels

It’s your fault they’re drunks America.

Aren’t you ashamed of yourselves?


20 posted on 05/13/2014 6:28:12 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

A member of the LGBT community is now twice as likely to be asked to participate in a survey than a typical heterosexual, experts claim. This is resulting in increased “test” anxiety and deeper depression when LGBT community members realize that their efforts to get on the “No Call” list are just as fruitless as those of the heterosexual cohort.

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Drama Drama Drama


21 posted on 05/13/2014 6:28:30 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: rickmichaels

I think binge drinking and hooking up is pretty common among all the young people nowadays. If the LGBT teenagers feel stressed out, perhaps they should quit prancing around proudly proclaiming what they are, and live their lives more privately.

There was an article a year or so about how prolific the binge drinking was in Great Britain and they showed pictures of nicely dressed kids lying around drunk in the streets!


22 posted on 05/13/2014 6:32:31 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: rickmichaels
Bush's fault.Yah,I know it's Canada being discussed but if Bush can be responsible for a volcanic eruption in the Philippines he can be to blame for pervs in Canada becoming alcoholics.
23 posted on 05/13/2014 6:34:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: rickmichaels

While standing in line to buy tickets I overheard the saddest conversation I have ever heard. A woman about 30 was talking on her cell phone, loudly, like she was at home.

Telling a friend how sorry she was that she “chose” the lesbian lifestyle. She was short, extremely fat and rather plain so maybe she had originally thought that was all there was out there for her.

Another woman might have lost weight or found a fat man rather than the route she took. Anyway I felt very sorry for her and she wasn’t even aware that I overheard.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 6:36:32 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: rickmichaels
Higher rates of binge drinking in gay & lesbian youth linked to ‘minority stress’ and social stigma

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25 posted on 05/13/2014 6:40:19 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Ditter

The employer at the place I work is kind of like Michael Scott from The Office. Once he had too much to drink at a company event and then started a conversation with the Office Dyke and said “why are you a lesbian? You know, I bet if you lost some weight and put on some make up a lot of guys would be attracted to you!”


26 posted on 05/13/2014 6:47:02 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Secret Agent Man

Or because of what was done to them?

Think about this how many kids are actually gay from birth? Probably a few, we all knew at least one cissified young fella or somewhat butch tomboy as kids, although in fairness they frequently outgrew it and went on to lead normal heterosexual lives.

But then we get to adulthood and suddenly it seems that gays are everywhere and people we never expected are closet gays.

What the f... happened?

What happened is the fact that dare not speak its name; somewhere along the line at puberty these kids met some older predatory man who at a time of great confusion in their lives persuaded them that they might like to try gay sex.

It stands to reason, if gays were born gay then by the laws of evolution they would have died out thousands of years ago as their gene would not have been reproduced. So I’ll bet there is a lot more “nurture” than “nature” going on.

I read an amazing statistic once that on average heterosexuals admitted to having their first sexual experience at 15.5 years of age, for gays it was 12.5 years! So what, all these gay kids are finding each other at the age of 12 and suddenly indulging in sexual experience while 12 year old heteros are wandering around collecting baseball cards? Or is the first sexual experience with a much older person?

The “gay” adults then spend their lives in self-destructive life cycles trying to blot out the sexual abuse they experienced as children, desperately trying to convince themselves that they were gay all along.

And meanwhile the gay community demands more and more access to children and we’re the bigots for thinking something’s not right with this picture.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 6:48:14 PM PDT by PotatoHeadMick
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To: PotatoHeadMick

It’s pretty amazing the percentage of the gay celebrities that have come out, admit to being molested as kids.....No doubt molestation causes something in the brain to go haywire that results in them growing up and becoming sexually abnormal.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 6:50:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Yep.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 6:50:49 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: rickmichaels

12 year-old gays. They should just get married.


30 posted on 05/13/2014 6:50:55 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: rickmichaels
Higher rates of binge drinking in gay & lesbian youth linked to ---‘minority stress’ and social stigma--- GUILT!!!
31 posted on 05/13/2014 6:51:55 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: rickmichaels

hogwash & excuses, that’s all


32 posted on 05/13/2014 6:52:39 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Chode

And it’s those evil teabaggers that cause them to feel that guilt. /s


33 posted on 05/13/2014 6:54:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Secret Agent Man

Or those with the least self control or lowest maturity are most likely to identify as LBGTA? The same kid who wants to dink everything also drinks everything available.


34 posted on 05/13/2014 6:55:49 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: MNDude

The the dyke punch his lights out?


35 posted on 05/13/2014 6:58:01 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: rickmichaels

It would take a lot more than hard drinking and serious drugs, to get me to do what they do.


36 posted on 05/13/2014 6:58:44 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: dfwgator
every chance i get...
37 posted on 05/13/2014 6:59:44 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Ditter

She left crying. Next day boss apologized excessively. Funny thing is later on she actually did lose lots of weight and started wearing make up and then she actually started dating a guy. The boss was always going around whispering to his friends “see! I knew she was a lesbian just because she couldn’t get a date!”


38 posted on 05/13/2014 7:02:01 PM PDT by MNDude
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every chance i get...

Word, bro. If those moronic loser mofos would just Shut Up most of us would blissfully ignore them.


39 posted on 05/13/2014 7:23:41 PM PDT by 867V309 (GOPe? NOPe!)
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To: 867V309
100% prolly still get the evil eye, but such is life
40 posted on 05/13/2014 7:28:12 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: potlatch

re: I think binge drinking and hooking up is pretty common among all the young people nowadays.

A few simple searches confirms exactly your point. The difference is that heteros doing it are not blaming it on society’s pressures or on anyone else. They are doing it for “fun”.


41 posted on 05/13/2014 7:32:50 PM PDT by Nevadan
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Geez, give it a break. Sooner or later someone just shoots the talkative parrot!


42 posted on 05/13/2014 7:34:56 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: rickmichaels

It’s not easy being sleazy.

You can’t be weak if you’re a freak.


43 posted on 05/13/2014 7:38:12 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: rickmichaels

When I was in college “minority stress” manifest itself with a group known as Moonies. They were social outcasts who hooked up with a weird Korean sect. Always taken far away from their home and indoctrinated in whatever rubbish the Rev. Moon was dishing out. A money maker for the Rev., a loser lifestyle for the kids.

Today these LGBTRRANS or whatever they call them self are the new Moonies. They find what appears to be safe harbor with the homosexual freaks. Sad.


44 posted on 05/13/2014 7:43:45 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: BipolarBob

Damn well said sir!


45 posted on 05/13/2014 7:44:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: rickmichaels
GLBTQ teens drink because they are stressed? Let's see, if my kids drank, they'll be stressed because they know I and their mom would be upset at them.

I think this survey is BS...

46 posted on 05/13/2014 7:46:15 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Nevadan

That’s true.


47 posted on 05/13/2014 7:53:23 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Homosexuals are made, not born. Usually made by being molested at a young age by older homosexuals.

There is no genetic component to being attracted to the same sex. It’s a mental illness that manifests as sexual dysfuntion aka perversion.


48 posted on 05/13/2014 8:31:39 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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Note this from comment 27:

I read an amazing statistic once that on average heterosexuals admitted to having their first sexual experience at 15.5 years of age, for gays it was 12.5 years! So what, all these gay kids are finding each other at the age of 12 and suddenly indulging in sexual experience while 12 year old heteros are wandering around collecting baseball cards? Or is the first sexual experience with a much older person?

Mostly older homosexuals preying on the young.

50 posted on 05/13/2014 8:34:42 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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