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How does social anxiety affect gay men?

Picture this.  You’re about to go into a mixer for gays in technology.  You’re feeling lightheaded. Your hands are clammy.  Your pulse is racing faster and faster. Self-critical thoughts are running through your head at a rapid pace.  Once you’ve psyched yourself up enough to enter the room you make a beeline for the bar…

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I was bullied for being gay as a kid and it still affects me as an adult

I was bullied for being gay as a kid and it still affects me as an adult.  Sound familiar?  Many LGBTQ adults have similar stories about being bullied and tormented as a kid. What is bullying? According to a study in Psychological Medicine, “bullying involves repeated hurtful actions between peers where an imbalance of power…

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