School-related problems

School-related problems

More than 95percent of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender youth feel divided and emotionally separated from their peers simply because they feel various. Very nearly 1 / 2 of homosexual youth and 20% of lesbians are verbally or actually assaulted in additional college. 4 Lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender youth are 4 times prone to be threatened with a gun on college home than their counterparts that are heterosexual. 14 Lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender youth are 5 times almost certainly going to miss college for concern with their safety that is personal% of those students fall away from senior school. 14, 15

Substance misuse

Nearly 60% of bisexual and gay male youngsters in 1 research had been currently making use of substances and came across psychiatric requirements for substance abuse. 16 Lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender youngsters are 9 times almost certainly going to make use of drugs that are injectable. Additionally they are more inclined to participate in sexual activity, utilize cocaine, and smoke cannabis and tobacco before age 13. 17

Lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender resources

Nationwide Lgbt Task Force (NGLTF)

2320 seventeenth St, NW

Washington, DC 20009-2702

(202) 332-0207 sound

(202) 332-6219 TTY

Nationwide Ebony Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum (NBLGLF)

1612 K St, NW Suite 500

Washington, DC 20006

Federation of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 1030

Washington, DC 20005

Bisexual Site Center (BRC)

Cambridge, MA 02140

Renaissance Transgender Association

987 Old Eagle Class Rd, Suite 719

Directly But Not Narrow

Marietta, CA 30007

Lgbt Nationwide Hotline

Nationwide Latino/a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Organization (LLEGO)

1612 K Street, Suite 500

Washington, DC 20006

Lgbt Health Association (GLMA)

459 Fulton St, Suite 107

Bay Area, CA 94102

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People in Medicine

Committee for the United states Medical Students Association (LGBPM-AMSA)

1902 Association Dr

Reston, VA 20191

Contact: Ruth Michaelis

(703) 620-6600, ext 458

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP)

4514 Chester Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19143-3707

Youth and community resources

! OutProud! The Nationwide Coalition for Gay, Lesbian,

Bisexual, Transgender Youths

369 Third St, Suite B-362

San Rafael, CA 94901-3581

Advocates for Youth

1025 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20005

Nationwide Directory of Lesbian and Gay

One Little Western 12th St

Nyc, NY 10014

Youth Assistance Organization


It is believed that lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender adolescents are three times almost certainly going to try suicide than their heterosexual counterparts. 14 of the who’re homeless, approximately half have actually tried committing committing committing suicide one or more times. 18


Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth leave their property as a result of stresses within the family members environment or because they’re dumped by homophobic moms and dads. 19 many homes that are foster perhaps maybe perhaps maybe not accept freely homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender youth as a result of homophobia and concern about predation on other young ones in the house. About 6% of most youth that is runaway by themselves as homosexual or lesbian. 18 in a few locales, lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender youngsters compensate a much bigger portion of runaways: 40% of road young ones in Seattle and 30% of runaway youngsters in l. A. 15

Antigay violence

In a report of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender youth, 40% had skilled violent physical assaults. The Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on lgbt Youth inside their 1993 training report cited numerous anecdotes of real assaults by both peers and family unit members. 15


Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth have actually insecurity and turn to prostitution to endure also to escape real, intimate, and abuse that is emotional their houses and schools. From the road, these are generally victims of rape, exploitation, medication abuse, as well as threat of contracting HIV. 17


Cervical cancer

In a current survey that is national just 54% of lesbian and bisexual ladies had received a cervical smear in the previous 12 months, and 7.5% had never really had a Papanicolaou smear. 20 this really is partially because of the myth of both lesbians and medical care experts that lesbians aren’t vulnerable to cervical cancer tumors. 21 in a single research, 30% of lesbians and bisexual ladies had a brief history of sexually diseases that are transmitted. 22 there are numerous situation reports of cervical neoplasia that is intraepithelial disease with individual papillomavirus in females whom acknowledge to sexual intercourse just with ladies. 23, 24 in one single research of females without any reputation for intercourse with males, 14% had cervical lesions that are intraepithelial. 25 intimately contracted conditions are usually sent through genital secretions and perhaps fomites, such as for instance adult sex toys. 23, 26 doctors should suggest screening that is cervical to present instructions and show safe intercourse processes to avoid the transmission of human being papillomavirus between intimate lovers.

Acerca de Alberto del Rey Poveda

Investigador Titular del Instituto de Iberoamérica. Grupo de Investigación Multidisciplinar sobre Migraciones en América Latina [GIMMAL]. Profesor del Departamento de Sociología y Comunicación de la Universidad de Salamanca.
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