GLSEN Greater Cincinnati is a grassroots initiative, working locally in our community to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are 43 Chapters around the country doing this important work. Join us today! Our chapter supports students and educators locally, organizes around LGBTQ-affirming public policy, plans teacher trainings, and hosts events for students, educators, parents, and allies. While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, most are entirely volunteer-based.
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This week on the Consults blog, the psychiatrist Dr. Several readers had questions about young people who were questioning their sexual orientation. My question is about the Q Questioning subgroup of L. I am unsure how best to help my younger teens a son 13 and daughter 15 steer a course through a very complex terrain. Their high school has a sophisticated urban middle class culture, strong and clear antibullying policies and practices and an environment of tolerance which reflects that in our own home. The school has an openly gay population including senior students mostly aged 16 and over as well as gay teachers and other gay staff. My daughter recently told me that a close girlfriend in Year 10 had started going out with another girl in Year
Research has found that attempted suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender LGBT youth is significantly higher than among the general population. The passage of laws that discriminate against LGBT people have been shown to have significant negative impacts on the physical and mental health and well-being of LGBT youth; for example, depression and drug use among LGBT people have been shown to increase significantly after the passage of discriminatory laws. Bullying of LGBT youth has been shown to be a contributing factor in many suicides, even if not all of the attacks have been specifically regarding sexuality or gender.
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