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Aurora Adams sits quietly in a Maplewood park Thursday, June 12, 2014 near Community Foundations, the supervised housing facility where she lived for three months. Jennifer Simonson/MPR News

LGBT community more vulnerable to health problems, suicide


Aurora Adams came out as a woman last year.

But her path to such a pivotal moment has been a complicated, lonely journey -- marked by years of depression and anxiety that continue to take a toll on her mental health.

Born male, Adams can hardly remember a time when she didn't feel ostracized for expressing interests that others viewed as feminine. School was a source of constant stress.

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