Using to numb the pain: Substance use and abuse among lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 30(1), 31-48.
homophobia, and substance use and abuse among 824 lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals. Volume 30/Number 1/January 2008/Pages 31–48.
'Realizing I was gay gave me feelings I was trying to numb. I felt like I was doing something wrong and if people found out, I wouldn't be loved.
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The number of attacks on lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the UK has soared by nearly 80 per cent in the past four years, new data shows.