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From the study abstract:
> although relationship involvement predicted lower psychological distress for Black and gay/lesbian participants, the association was not present for White participants and, for bisexuals, relationship involvement predicted higher distress.
I'm not an academic researcher... but this seems like inconclusive data to me. If whites exhibit no correlation and bisexuals exhibit a *reverse* correlation... those seem like pretty significant anomalies.
Does the study take into account risk of loss of that romantic relationship and how it might further isolate teens who now have to cope with the loss of a relationship *AND* coming out?
I would venture to say that any human, gay or not, benefit from romance and/or relationships.
As a gay person I don’t know what this means and think the results are obviously cherry picked. It just so happens that everyone but black and gay people find relationships stressful? Ha... the dynamic of gay relationships is often so complex that it creates a ton of stress...id imagine most relationships are similar.