The stigma of being gay and bisexual.
The difficulty of getting a sexual partner.
The fear that sexual partners will not accept you.
The lack of support from family and friends.
The feeling of having to hide.
The perception that your sexual orientation is a secret.
The pressure to conform to stereotypical gender roles.
The stigmatization of being a man or woman.
The negative perceptions about men and women.
The reluctance to admit that you’re bisexual or gay.
The belief that it is somehow sinful to be bisexual or homosexual.
The idea that being gay is an affront to God.
The possibility that someone will reject you or shun you for being gay.
The way gay people are treated when they try to come out to their families or friends.
The denial of bisexual people’s sexual orientation.
The shame that comes with coming out.
The confusion about who is attracted to who.
The expectation that someone else will love and accept you, no matter who you are.
The threat of violence or arrest if you tell someone about your sexual preference.
The embarrassment of being publicly outed.
The thought that you are being judged for who you love.
The sense that people will judge you for your sexual preferences.
The inability to have a romantic relationship with a person of the same sex.
The worry that a sexual orientation will be used against you in the workplace.
The guilt that comes from being outed in a relationship.
The social isolation that comes after coming out in public.
The anxiety about being perceived as gay.
The humiliation that comes when you are told that you will not be accepted in society.
The need for professional support to come forward.
The uncertainty of whether or not to tell anyone.
The loss of a job due to the stigma surrounding being gay or bisexual.
The psychological impact of being out as bisexual or having to face the disapproval of friends and family.
The trauma of coming out as a lesbian or gay in a heterosexual marriage.
The cost of the “I love you” card.
The desire to be seen as a “normal” woman or man.
The pain of losing a child due to being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
The emotional trauma of being judged as an out gay person.
The mental anguish of being ostracized from family, friends, and loved ones.
The stress of being constantly on the defensive.
The anger that comes out when people tell you that you have an unhealthy relationship with your sexuality.
The frustration of having no one to talk to about your sexuality, because no one will understand.
The avoidance of sexual partners because you have been so stigmatized.
The constant questioning about whether or the sexuality is a choice.
The crippling fear that someone is going to judge you and take away your job.
The physical pain of feeling physically unsafe in your own home.
The struggle to feel safe in your bedroom.
The feelings of guilt that come from being in a public place and not being able to hide it. 48.
The isolation that follows coming out to family and other intimate relationships.
The discomfort of being in public spaces with people who do not accept your sexuality or gender identity.
The depression of being forced to be with someone who has a different sexual preference than you.
The loneliness that comes as a result of feeling that your sexuality is not accepted.
The sadness of not being loved or accepted by your family.
The anxieties about the safety of family members, friends and co-workers.
The concern that you may be hurt or killed.
The hopelessness that comes along with the feeling that you cannot live up to the expectations of your loved ones or your sexual partner(s).
The ability to cope with rejection or disapproval in a work environment.
The fears of being bullied.
The potential for rejection or rejection from your partner(ing).
The intense guilt and shame that come with the fear of being rejected or ostracised by family, peers, or coworkers.
The insecurity that comes if you do not feel safe.
The increased anxiety about the possibility that your partner may end their relationship.
The extreme feelings of loneliness and isolation that come when you do have a sexual relationship.
The exhaustion and depression that comes and goes.
The increase in anxiety that comes because you do feel unsafe.
The self-doubt that comes about when you realize that the people who are with you are not your friends or loved ones and