Dating In High School Makes Gay Teens Feel Better About Themselves. Sorry, Straights, Not You

Same-sex relationships for gay and bisexual male high schoolers actually boost students’ self-esteem, claim researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, while lesbian youth in relationships report lower internalized homophobia. Straight teens in opposite-sex relationships reported no similar benefits, though “opposite-sex relationships did increase internalized homophobia in boys, but this association disappeared as youth grew older.” So keeping gays away from prom was certainly the best decision, right everybody?