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LGBT Resources(Please let us know of other resources and research that you think we should include.)


  • At-risk behaviors can increase 8-fold when parents reject their children due to sexual orientation.
  • A study funded by the NIMH documents LGBTQ youth's attitudes and demographics in Indianapolis (IYG), Boston, and Philadelphia.  The Indianapolis site report is here.
  • The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) surveys LGBTQ youth every two years concerning the climate of their high schools among other research.
  • Last year the CDC for the first time used the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to discover the increase in risk behaviors for LGBQ students in states and cities where a question asking the youth's sexual orientation was included.
  • Non-heterosexual youth suffer disproportionate educational and criminal-justice punishments that are not explained by greater engagement in illegal or transgressive behaviors.
  • Homelessness for LGBTQ youth is difficult to measure, but this seems to be a good article.