Anti Marriage Equality Campaigns Hurt LGBTQ+ Mental Health

A new study published in Australian Psychologist is about the mental health effects of a campaign for marriage equality, and the results are alarming.

61.6% of the voters approved a law affording marriage equality in late 2017 in Australia after a contentious campaign.

Using data collected during the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey held in 2017, researchers at the University of Sydney were able to explore the harm caused by the debates over marriage to the mental health of LGBTQ Australians.

Researchers conducted a survey of 1,305 lesbian, gay, or bisexual-identified Australians, measuring their exposure to both positive and negative messages about marriage equality, as well as the personal support they feel their received and the distress they felt.

Authored By Gewndolyn Smith – See the Full Story at LGBTQ Nation

Author: Scott Coatsworth