We meet the first Monday of every month to provide support for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people and their parents and family. We provide support for LGBTQ people who are seeking support with coming out and parents who are dealing with being come out to. A trained facilitator leads each small group of about 8-10 people for an hour and a half of support. Come support and be supported! You do not have to say anything during the meeting. You can just sit and listen as others share.
When : Monday, April 6, 2015 07:30 pm
Time : 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (Room 209/210), 1605 Interstate -85 Frontage Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329
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Too often, hostile environments at school and at home make gay and lesbian adolescents depressed. Here’s how teens in the LGBT scene can find the emotional support they need.
Life is stressful for any teenager — there’s homework, after-school activities, and that all-important social scene to juggle. But if you’re a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender adolescent, teen-hood gets even more difficult — and studies show it can be a big contributor to depression.
What tends to make or break a gay teen’s emotional health? The environment they live in. “Shame, social isolation, humiliation, and bullying create a hostile environment for the young LGBT adolescent,” says Loren A. Olson, MD, a psychiatrist in private practice in Des Moines, Iowa, and author of Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight.
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Link to this article: http://www.pflagatl.org/2013/05/why-are-so-many-gay-teens-depressed/