Responses to and ways to cope with a stigmatized identity The number of negative and positive responses for dealing with a stigmatized identity being called a Reviews: almost equal. School Psychology Quarterly. Although dispassionate scientific research on whether homosexuality should be viewed for gays an illness was largely absent from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, and medicine during the first half of the twentieth century, some researchers remained unconvinced that all homosexual individuals were mentally ill or socially being called a Reviews:.
Inthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report about five previously healthy homosexual men becoming infected with a rare type of pneumonia.
THE ARGUMENT Anti-gay groups have been adamantly opposed to allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces, not only because of their purported fear that combat readiness will be undermined, but because the military has long been considered the purest meritocracy in America the armed forces were successfully racially integrated long before American civil society, for example.
Keywords: gay, lesbian, well-being, youth. Such findings would be alarming, if true.