BY Michelle Garcia
August 11 2011 1:45 AM ET
Gays in Antigay States Prone to Depression
2010: Unsurprisingly, LGBT people who live in antigay states tend to be depressed about it. Gays and lesbians who live in states that ban same-sex marriage like Mississippi are more likely to suffer from alcoholism, mood disorders, or anxiety, according to a study by the American Public Health Association. The antigay policies do not seem to affect heterosexual people, the researchers noted.
A related study the following year said that people who are victims of homophobia tend to suffer from hormonal disruptions that may lead to increased suicide attempts, memory loss, cardiovascular problems, and bone density depletion.
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