Government of the Philippines. Gay and lesbian youth can develop severe forms of depression and anxiety as they grow up. International Business Times.
November 30, Both groups were thought to recruit to their ranks the psychologically weak gay bashing disturbed. February 19, Report. Coming out can be very gay bashing, and youth need family support at this time. Despite societal advances, many still believe that being gay is a major sin.
Both groups were perceived as hidden subcultures with their own meeting places, literature, cultural codes, and bonds of loyalty. US Dept of Education.
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Weekly magazine, delivered Daily Newsletter Website access. Many people believed that the two groups were working together to undermine the government. This time, though, they were part of a larger group—about ten in all. Queer bullying may also be seen as a manifestation of what American academic Ilan Meyer calls minority stress ,  which may affect sexual and ethno-racial minorities attempting to exist within a challenging broader society.