High school gay-straight alliances and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. For example, a lesbian student reported that several months of harassment and verbal threats grew to physical abuse. After one especially degrading incident, Jamie complained to the principal. The health and health care of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents. What more can be done? When that occurs, it shows an even greater sign of discrimination against LGBT youths.
Reducing risk for illicit drug use and prescription drug misuse:
How Are LGBT Youths Affected by Discrimination and What Can Schools Do to Help?
Human Rights Watch interviewed some LGBT youths who say that they drink to the point of passing out or to feel good and normal p. Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the CDC website. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. External J Sex Res ; 52 2: External Journal of School Health. To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address:
Conclusion The two primary sources that have the power and ability to diminish discrimination against LGBT youths are schools and parents. This essay shows how discrimination leads to increased high school drop out rates for LGBT youths and, of greater concern, increased rates of suicide and substance abuse. In this paper, I will discuss the different types of discrimination that LGBT youths are faced with and the effects on these youths. Gay and lesbian youths are 2 to 6 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth. For example, a lesbian student reported that several months of harassment and verbal threats grew to physical abuse.