There are very harmful ideas spreading in our society about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people. You may have been told in the past that gay love is a sin, that gay people are weak or any other type of cruel stereotype. [1] X Research source Re-examining long-held beliefs can be Gay and Lesbian Well-Being: Covering issues vital to the psychological health and happiness of gays, lesbians, and their families., by Michael C. LaSala, .