Does Acceptance Cure All? Recent Evidence against the Social Acceptance Hypothesis
July 14, 2017

Scholars have long argued that sexual minorities are at higher risk for lower mental health and well-being as a result of the social stigma they feel—and the lack of support they receive—from their communities and families. It’s called the social acceptance hypothesis: people need social and community support to help them feel accepted which in…

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Potter Study on Children with Same-Sex Parents
June 30, 2017

A study first appearing online in the Journal of Family Issues last year continues a predictable line of research on outcomes in children being raised by same-sex parents. Its first author is also the lead investigator of another widely-cited study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family in May 2012, that evaluated the same…

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