HUFFINGTON POST: Two Studies on Gays Coming Out…or Not
June 22nd 2011.
“When people did come out in a certain aspect of their lives, the benefits were tempered by how accepting that community was, said study researcher Richard Ryan, a psychologist at the University of Rochester in New York.
“We didn’t find any overall negative effect of coming out in controlling environments,” Ryan told LiveScience. “Rather, there sometimes was a negligible benefit. … You got some benefit from not having to conceal, but also you’re likely paying some social price.”
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By Alex Blaze