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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (GLBTQ) Youth

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth face tremendous difficulties growing up in a society where heterosexuality is often presented as the only acceptable orientation, and homosexuality is regarded as deviant. Research suggests that homophobia and heterosexism greatly contribute to higher rates of suicide, violence victimization, risk behavior for HIV infection, and substance abuse among GLBTQ youth as compared to their heterosexual peers. In recent years, however, a number of promising programs have been established to help GLBTQ youth gain the skills and support they need to develop into healthy adults in a society that largely rejects them.

Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit

An extensive LGBTQ youth resource directory is included in the safespace pdf Resources for youth news and commentary about current issues and events that affect GLBTQ youth.

Additional Resources

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The links below will run an up-to-the-minute search of the medical literature using the National Library of Medicine's PubMed system.


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