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By the end of high school lesbian and bisexual (LB) women are heavier drinkers than heterosexual women, but LB women do not increase their drinking at a greater rate in college. In contrast, gay and bisexual (GB) men drink at similar levels to heterosexuals during high school but increase their use more dramatically upon entry to college. More positive expectations of alcohol effects and perceptions of greater peer use account for the effects of sexual orientation on differences in drinking. Hatzenbuehler, M.L., Corbin, W.R., & Fromme, K. (2008). Developmental Psychology, 44, 81-90.