A new study has found that the phrase “That’s so gay” can have lasting effects on students who consider themselves as bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgender. The study was published in the Journal of American College Health.
CBS Detroit reports:
The study found the commonly used phrase “that’s so gay” to describe something undesirable can have negative consequences for gay, lesbian or bisexual students.
Although subtle, such language is hostile, and can be harmful to sexual minorities, said study author Michael Woodford, an assistant professor of social work at U-M.
The findings appear in the current issue of the Journal of American College Health.
Researchers examined the impact of hearing “that’s so gay” among 114 gay, lesbian and bisexual students between the ages of 18 to 25 through an online survey.
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