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Gay or Straight, Youths Are Not So Different

Jane E. Brody from The New York Times writtes about the subjet:

Studies in Salt Lake City by Lisa Diamond, an associate professor of psychology and gender studies at the University of Utah, found that young gays had as many friends and were just as popular and socially connected as other teenagers.

The composition of their friendships is somewhat different, she noted. Gay teenagers tend to go out of their way to befriend youths of other races or those who are stigmatized for their looks.

But for gay and straight teenagers alike, Dr. Diamond said in an interview, the chief source of stress is the same: ?anxiety about being alone as an adult, about finding the kind of partner they want.?

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