Gays and lesbians who are bullied are at increased risk of suicides due to disruptions in their hormones and associated cardiovascular problems, a recent insight by Concordia University has revealed.
This is the first study which proves the biological connection between bullying and its adverse effects on psychological health.
"This shows that homophobia is bad for your health," said the study's author, Michael Benibgui.
Other research has also showed that suicide rates are 14 times higher among homosexuals.
The study also revealed that support from family, peers and parents can counter the bad effects of bullying, and make a huge difference in the manner by which victims handled bullying.