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March 1, 2013

Study shows soldiers who do not reveal their sexuality are more likely to show signs of extreme stress, or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Gay soldiers who do not reveal their sexuality while in service are more likely to attempt suicide, a study has found.

Researchers at the University of Montana and other institutions found compared to their straight counterparts, lesbian, gay and bisexual soldiers in the closet are more likely to be depressed, have anxiety disorders and take drugs.

From 1981 to 2011, the US anti-gay policy Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) said gay people should not serve openly in the military, but the effects are still affecting thousands of people.

April 26, 2012

As a new report from Stonewall reveals shock stats around drugs, suicide and discrimination we examine how the health system is failing lesbians, gays and bisexuals

Drugs, alcohol, smoking, depression, self-harm, suicide, domestic abuse, body image issues, eating disorders and cancer risks – when Stonewall put a finger on the pulse of Britain’s gay and bisexual men, it diagnosed a heap of trouble.