Mental health disparities in older LGBTQ+ populations: A research roundup

Coming out isn’t a privilege, it’s a human right, says Pat Martin, community activist and event planner.

“I do not feel like I need permission to be me, or to live and love as I feel,” the 71-year-old writes in an email to

And how does she feel? “Free to openly show and speak the words out loud that I am a woman married to a woman. To be able to walk down the street holding my wife’s hand, to share our love and affection for the whole world to see,” Martin says. [..]

Click here to read the full piece. This story was originally published by The Journalist’s Resources on June 26, 2023.