Depression Tops Health Concerns of Gays and Lesbians

Depression - not HIV - is the most pressing health concern for gay men and women, according to a survey. The survey concludes that the depression experienced by
gays is often attributable to the sense of isolation they suffer from and highlights the need for a resource that provides a sense of community. Depression was ranked as the top
health concern by 35% of lesbians and 32% of gay men. When compared to a similar survey conducted of heterosexuals, results showed that gay men and women are
approximately two times more likely to be concerned about depression.