Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Romantic Relationships Buffer Gay and Lesbian Youth From Psychological Distress

Lesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when they were in a relationship than when they were not, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study conducted in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati.The finding is particularly important because prior research has not found a protective effect like this for support from parents and friends.