ABC News: Gray and Gay: Closeted Psychiatrist Comes Out After 40 Years
July 8th 2011.
“The average age at which gay men come out has fallen steadily in four decades, according to a 2010 survey by the British LGBT group Stonewall. In the 60-plus group of those who had already come out, the average age was 37. For men and women in their 30s, the average age was 21 but it was 17 for the 18 to 24 age group.
Gays, lesbians or bisexuals who reveal their sexual orientation typically boost their self-esteem and experience less anger and depression, according to a 2011 University of Rochester study.”
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By Susan Donaldson James