Generations Study's specific aims include:

  1. Assess whether the younger cohort of LGBs differ from the older cohorts in how they view their LGB identity;

  2. Compare the 3 cohorts' experience of stress related to homophobia, for example, whether the younger LGBs experience more or less prejudice-related stressful life events, antigay violence, and everyday forms for discrimination; 

  3. Understand how yonger LGBs utilize LGB-identified social and health services, and whether they are less likely to affiliate with such services than older LGBs; and

  4. Assess whether patterns of stress and resilience of different cohorts of LGBs differ and how differences in stress experience affect mental health and well-being, including depressive and anxiety symptoms, substance and alcohol use, and suicide ideation and behavior.