On how LGBT people should be open on their ‘battle scars’, including mental illnesses

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“ But part of being proud of who we are as LGBT people is being able to be open about the struggles we’ve faced. It’s in naming and wearing the uncomfortable badges of anxiety, depression and addiction that we take the first step towards fully accepting mental illness as an important part of our collective identity. After all, how can we be true role models to the next generation if we refuse to tell the whole story? ”

Alexander Leon, ‘LGBT people are prone to mental illness. It’s a truth we shouldn’t shy away from’, The Guardian

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