Research shows us that being a part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community means you can encounter greater obstacles to social connection and support at any age. Members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are spread further apart and therefore less likely to encounter others who share queer specific struggles, desires, needs and frustrations. Many non-2SLGBTQIA+ people are allies, and we benefit enormously from their invaluable friendship and support. However, though the human experience is largely universal, sometimes there is a limit to how much someone who isn’t 2SLGBTQIA+ can relate to queer issues.
Here are a series of articles, videos and other content that we have selected to highlight the ongoing struggle of social isolation, loneliness and disconnection experienced by the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. If you have suggestions on other content that you think others would benefit from, please feel free to reach out to us at info@GenWellProject.org.
Understanding social isolation, disconnection and loneliness in the LGBTQ community
- Understanding both social and emotional isolation (link)
- LGBTQ people are more than twice as likely to report mental health symptoms (link)
- Understanding social isolation in LGBTQ old adults (link)