Justin Case/Getty Images A new study found that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated already existing psychosocial and emotional issues that affect LGBTQIA+ people. We’ve all seen headlines on research that’s highlighted how the pandemic has hurt our mental health, like increases in stress and anxiety across the board. Now a new study zeroes in on how the pandemic has exacerbated already existing psychosocial and emotional issues that affect LGBTQIA+ people specifically. A history of disparities in mental and physical health Disparities in mental health and well-being between cisgender, heterosexual people and LGBTQIA+ people have been well documented in the past. LGBTQIA+ people are more than twice as likely as heterosexual people to report poor mental health symptoms.
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