This is a summary of the findings from the manuscript “COVID-19 Stress and Sexual Identities,” written by Drs. Wendy Manning and Claire Kamp Dush.
Click here for the full paper.U.S. sexual minority adults who are married or cohabiting with a partner faced greater overall stress, stress increase, COVID-19 health stress, relationship stress and economic stress during the COVID-19 pandemic than married or cohabiting heterosexual adults.
The types and degrees of stress varied among sexual minority subgroups, possibly indicating different responses to the pandemic.
Furthermore, these differences existed even when considering other potential sources of stress, including everyday discrimination and healthcare discrimination.A few words about the methodology used in this study before delving into the findings:The survey included two questions that shed light on differential stress levels across sexual identity groups.