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How do LGBT people manage to deal with isolation in real world?

Now, it is undoubtedly true that one feels one in a million, if not heterosexual. Whether as a gay/lesbian/bi or transsexual. So, how do gays and lesbians and transgenders manage to deal with the extreme feeling of one in a million, in social life, especially in jobs or corporate world etc.? Doesn't it really feel emotionally painful to stay hidden in closet and pretend to be straight lifelong?

Asked By: - 12/19/2012
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You asked: "So, how do gays and lesbians and transgenders manage to deal with the extreme feeling of one in a million, in social life, especially in jobs or corporate world etc... More
Answered By: Clones Don't Have 200k Pts - 12/19/2012
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Community groups and counselors can help
Answered By: Kevin7 - 12/19/2012
 
In exactly the same way straight people deal with feeling lonely... Hang out with friends, listen to music, perhaps cry into a pillow...
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Answered By: The Hammer - 12/19/2012
 
To be honest I like the one in a million feeling. and I like it because it makes me feel different not quite original but unique and I like it... More
Answered By: yesitstrueilikegirls:) - 12/19/2012
 
Who says we're isolated? If you go by the "learned" statistic......that 1 in 10 people on the planet are gay.....(a royal crock), that means there are roughly 70 million of us. I don't feel alone at all.
Answered By: DaveK - 12/19/2012
 
While in the closet many years ago it was extremely difficult to live a life that was hidden. I say years ago and I mean 1960's to 1980's... More
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Answered By: EMD145 - 12/19/2012
 
Orientation has nothing to do with lonliness. LGBT go out into the world every day. We all interact.
Answered By: Reef - 12/19/2012
 
I'm not pretending to be anything, and I am very much integrated into society.
Answered By: Delete, Rewind.X - 12/19/2012
 
Thanks for assuming how I feel... And when someone doesn't fit the "right way" you learn how to spot a healthy environment/relationship and how to cherish it.
Answered By: Michele - 12/19/2012
 
The only "isolation" these people experience is being forcefully grouped into a special category. I'm not just a person. I'm a lesbian. Which I guess isn't the same thing as a woman, or a citizen, or an individual. Nope, I am a lesbian. Apparently society thinks this is significant enough to mention on a regular basis.
Answered By: Ivory - 12/20/2012
 
U sort of get used to it.
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Answered By: Lexi - 12/20/2012
 
For people who are in the closet it can be isolating. People who are out don't generally have a problem.
Answered By: mg - 12/20/2012
 
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