gay myths

Gays As Parents; Gays in Long Term Relationships

Here’s an excellent article I found at the web site wipeouthomophobia.com.

Although the last one is a little peculiar…at least it is to me…the other myths they discuss are right on target.

Another stereotype is that gay relationships aren’t as real or long-lasting as heterosexual ones.

Research has found that to be untrue. Long-term studies of gay couples indicate that their relationships are just as stable as straight pairings.

“There is considerable evidence that both lesbians and gay men want to be in strong, committed relationships [and] are successful in creating these partnerships, despite difficulties created by social prejudice, stigma, and the lack of legal recognition for same-sex relationships in most parts of the U.S.,” said UCLA psychologist Anne Peplau, co-author of a book chapter on the subject published in the 2007 Annual Review of Psychology.

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