Trump’s presidency coincided with a rise in extreme mental distress among LGBT people, according to a massive new study

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Extreme mental distress among LGBT people increased during Donald Trump’s political rise and presidency, according to new research published in the journal Economics & Human Biology. Trump became the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in July 2016 and that same month he selected conservative Christian politician Mike Pence as his running mate. During his administration, Trump opposed legislation that sought to prevent discrimination against LGBT people by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to federal civil rights law. “I was curious to know whether the average mental health amo…

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