Awareness and compassion is all i desire from this post…
Its Pride Month where we get to see many businesses swap there logo with a rainbow one, social media influencers will be trying to educate others on the beauty of LGBTQ…
I’m not here to throw anything down your throat but i would like you all to discover perhaps something you never knew!
Substance abuse is a significant problem among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ ) community. From alcohol abuse and binge drinking to the use of harder drugs like methamphetamines, heroin, and opioids, many people in the sexual minority struggle with addiction!
And why is this still so high:
Discrimination and stigma - harrasment, bullying and hate crime.
Lack of support for LGBTQ people - facing rejection if you declare your sexuality or hide and be miserable both lead to substance abuse. I turned to drugs as the pain i felt from being disowned killed apart of me inside, a family can turn their back because they do not accept love is love!
Internalized Homphobia - when you self-identify with anti-gay stigmas, this is such a conflicting one. The inner battle and struggling people go through because they feel one thing but have been told something different.
This has took me forever to decide to post, i have felt the most pain because of who i chose to love