I'm hoping someone who has been through this can share their experience... so, I'm finishing up my junior year and I'm planning to apply to start grad school in fall of 2009. The academic side of my application is pretty good, I think - but now I'm worried about being gay and the fact that it's not a big aspect of who I am and it's not particularly salient. How does one goes about being gay in psych grad school? Did you disclose it on the application or during the interview? I doubt it'll be much of a problem with anyone in the program just because this is psychology and I'm only looking into programs in the big cities. But at the same time I always get the impression that gays are really underrepresented in psychology - especially in non-health or personality/social psychology. I'm not planning on working with sexual minority populations but I do want to do research on very young children and it seems like I would encounter some prejudice from parents. Does anyone have any tips on how to keep that from happening? Most important of all, how did you develop gay friendships/romantic relationships in grad school? Did you have to mostly look outside the department? Thanks!