Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments. Some LGBT youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. It is critical for the parents, guardians, and other family members of LGBT youth to have access to the resources they need to ensure their LGBT children are protected and supported. Because some LGBT youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience bullying or other aggression in school, it is important that educators, counselors, and school administrators have access to resources and support to create a safe, healthy learning environment for all students.
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens: Facts for Teens and Their Parents
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Teens | Pew Research Center
Given that the topic of this study was friendships and romantic relationships, this survey asked teens about their sexual orientation and their gender identity. While the number of teens responding who identified as LGTBQ was not large enough to use sexual orientation or gender identity as a point of analysis, we share the data here for those who may be otherwise interested in this data from a nationally representative sample of American teens ages 13 to Most teens in this study describe their sexual orientation as heterosexual and their gender identity as not transgender. Their responses are as follows:. Other research has found varying percentages of the teen population describing themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or unsure. About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world.
LGBT Youth Resources
Try not to make assumptions and let them come and tell you in their own time. One thing you can do is give them the information they need to make good decisions. You can contact Stonewall's Information Service for pointers. One of the hardest things for LGBT people to face is rejection from their friends and family. New laws have made our country fairer and more equal.
Nevertheless, for the majority of us, staying home has been the safest option. But for some Canadians, home is not always a safe place to be — witness reports of increased domestic violence during lockdowns. LGBTQ youth can also experience home — and family —as dangerous.