I didn't make the connection at first but, being told over and over that you are bad, evil, dirty, wrong, corrupted, etc... being ostracized, isolated, discounted, and, for me ultimately disowned, is abuse. All of that was simply because I was gay, on top of the CSA, physical and verbal that could have happened to any child, regardless of sexuality.

Then we wonder why the incidents of mental health problems, addiction and suicide are higher among the LGBT community than the national average? Add in a bit of non sexuality related abuse and, some of us doing good to maintain any sense of sanity.