Explore some quotes from LGBT survey respondents about their coming out experiences. School experiences deserve a special mention for this population. Thanksgiving is just a four-day weekend. Show 25 25 50 All. That kind of no-win choice, incidentally, is one of the many reasons committed gay couples seek not just marriage but legitimate same-sex divorce. Health providers would provide painful care—they would inflict pain on a gay patient, if they knew they were gay.
I wasn't out to myself yet and I wasn't out to anyone else yet.
That, Cahill says, represents a major shift in the way the federal government thinks about patients; up until this point, asking patients questions about their race and age were assumed to be critical for understanding health needs of a patient, but gender and sexuality? I think that you know eighteen through whatever. LGBT adults and the general public are also notably different in the ways they evaluate their personal happiness and the overall direction of the country.
Time for a new public health research and practice agenda.