There is limited research documenting health disparities between gay and bisexual males. This study aimed to examine the health behaviors and outcomes of young gay and bisexual males in Chicago, including substance use, mental health, and homelessness. Data was from a cross-sectional survey of 180 bisexual and gay males age 16-24. Bivariate results indicate that bisexual males experience higher rates of homelessness, daily marijuana use, depressive symptoms, lifetime gonorrhea and chlamydia. Logistic regression results reveal homelessness was significantly associated with marijuana use, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and depressive symptoms. Research on disparities within sexual minorities and homelessness are needed to better understand pathways.
Shea, Jaclyn M. and Bruce, Douglas
"Homelessness as a Determinant of Health Disparities Between Young Gay and Bisexual Males in Chicago,"
DePaul Discoveries: Vol. 4
, Article 7.
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol4/iss1/7