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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth (ages 14–18), commonly referred as sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY) in the literature, experience elevated mental health risks and vulnerabilities and increased suicidality. Furthermore, there is a notable gap in the study of empirically supported mental health interventions for SGMY. This conceptual paper will explore the feasibility of mindfulness-based interventions as a mental health approach for SGMY.
Young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer transgender have elevated rates of suicidality. Despite the increased risk, there is a paucity of research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer help-seeking and suicidality. We report on a UK sequential exploratory, two-stage, mixed-method study. Those who self-harmed, had attempted or planned suicide or had experience of abuse related to their sexuality or gender were most likely to seek help.
LGBTQ youth who are coming out today to family members and peers are experiencing more acceptance and affirmation than ever before. Family acceptance is one of the strongest predictors of the health, mental health, and well-being outcomes of LGBTQ youth. LGBTQ youth with accepting families are more than 8 times less likely to attempt suicide and nearly 6 times less likely to meet criteria for depression. This article explores the overwhelming impact that family acceptance can have on the experiences of LGBTQ youth.
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for Simon it's complicated: no-one knows he's gay and he doesn't know who the anonymous classmate is that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, scary and life-changing.
It became a runaway hit that drew rave reviews for its empathetic portrayal of a young person on a quest for love and acceptance — based on the true story of murdered Nebraskan Brandon Teena — at a time when transgender characters were just not represented on screen. The murder of 21 year old Brandon Teena garnered national headlines. In 1993, Teena was killed in the town of Humboldt, Neb., along with two witnesses, Lisa Lambert and Phillip DeVine.
The gay rights movement was born in 1969 at a beloved gay bar called the Stonewall Inn. The Stonewall Riot began when a drag queen threw a brick at a police officer. Although gay rights didn't begin at Stonewall, it led to the creation of the gay liberation movement.