LGBTQ2 people still face verbal and violent discrimination around the world. This can include physical assault, verbal hate crimes, and discrimination in areas of housing, career, and social acceptance.

Queer people are also at risk of experiencing . Some examples of microaggressions are: reinforcing stereotypes of LGBTQ2 people, such as assuming lesbian women are all masculine, or that someone cannot be bisexual if they are currently in a monogamous, heterosexual relationship.

One study found that 68% of LGBTQ2 university students have experienced negative remarks about their sexual orientation or gender identity, 17 times more likely than physical assault.

These types of discrimination are likely to create greater stress and negative mental health experiences for LGBTQ2 people.

This stress is even more evident when are considered.

LGBTQ-POC experience stressors such as racism in the queer community, and homophobia in their racial/ethnic communities, which can exclude them from these community spaces, which has serious implications for their mental health.

  • Check out An Intersectional Lens for further information on intersectionality, and research on the mental health outcomes of LGBTQ-POC.