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J Adolesc Health. 2006 May;38(5):621-3.

The impact of gender-role nonconforming behavior, bullying, and social support on suicidality among gay male youth.

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  • 1School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.


This study hypothesized that gender-role nonconformity is associated with suicidality, and bullying mediates this relationship. Gay males retrospectively answered questions pertaining to elementary, middle, and high school. Support for the hypotheses was found. Results can help screen gay youth for suicidality and support the need for policies prohibiting harassment based on sexual orientation.

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