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Minority Stress and the LGBTIQ+ Population


  For many years, the LGBTIQ+ population has had to overcome the obstacles posed by a society that’s insensitive to their realities. Indeed, some authors suggest that this population faces challenges that aren’t ever experienced by other sectors of society. Ilan H. Meyer has proposed a model to study this problem. He calls it minority stress. The minority stress model states that, as a group, due to their status, minorities are vulnerable to increased stress. Meyer’s theory makes it possible to more accurately assess the stressors they experience and their effects. Therefore, it’s a useful resource in psychology, since it…

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