As a minority and for various other reasons, the LGBT community deals with many challenges and issues that sometimes lead to a challenging yet fulfilling life. We in this community raise many questions meeting much debate and challenges socially. Here are pieces opening up that discussion and helping us in this community understand and know what steps to take.

Articles about LGBT Issues

Hair-Pulling Disorders, Body Image and Depression

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people may struggle to feel comfortable with their identity making body-focused disorders and depression more likely. Body Image, Body-Centered Behaviors and LGBT Identity There are many reasons a member of the LGBT community may…

Lesbian Alcohol Abuse

While alcoholism is in no way confined to the lesbian community, abuse and addiction to alcohol has plagued the lesbian community for years. In fact, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that alcohol abuse occurs among…

Social Rejection and Addiction

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals tend to have higher substance abuse rates than their heterosexual peers. Several studies provide statistics including the following: The Maine Office of Substance Abuse suggested that 20 percent to 30 percent of the…

Sex Addiction in the LGBT Community

Issues surrounding sexuality and addiction are some of the most awkward and socially taboo things being explored in the media and among groups of people today. While the reality of sex addiction in general has been slowly accepted by an…

Problem Drinking among Older Gay Men

Gay-friendly bars once, and still do, provide environments for meeting other gay individuals. Older gay men did not have access to the Internet or other sources for finding a positive gay community, and patterns of regularly attending bars and drinking,…

Interpersonal Causes of Depression

“Interpersonal” is defined as being, relating to, or involving relationships between persons. It describes the bond, interactions, or relationship between two persons. Humans possess different interpersonal skills in order to maintain these relationships with others, including friends, family, foes, peers,…

Eating Disorders Among LGBT Individuals

Eating disorders affect individuals from all walks of life; but there are certainly groups and demographics that are more susceptible to eating disorders and disordered behavior due to the different challenges, environment and lifestyles they experience than other individuals and…

What Is Relationship Addiction?

Most addictions, such as substance abuse, gambling, shopping and sex addiction, are connected through the fact that individuals engaging in these behaviors develops a chemical need to continue their addictions. Relationship addiction is much different because this type of problem…