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What Lessons Do Coming Out as Gay Men or Lesbians Have for People Stigmatized by Mental Illness? by Patrick W. Corrigan, Jonathan E. Larson, Julie Hautamaki, Alicia Matthews, Sachi Kuwabara, Jennifer Rafacz, Jessica Walton, Abigail Wassel, and John O'Shaughnessy
"Goffman distinguished stigmatized groups as discredited (with relatively obvious marks such as people of color or gender) or discreditable (without obvious marks, causing stigma to be largely hidden). Like gay men and lesbians, people with various mental illnesses can opt to stay in the closet about these conditions in order to avoid corresponding prejudice and discrimination."
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