Homophobia arrived at by any means can be a gateway to bullying which can take many forms. Protective school climates and reduced risk for suicide ideation in sexual minority youth External. Diamond LM. Sign In or Create an Account. High school gay-straight alliances and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Previous studies have used self-report measures of the environment, such as perceived discrimination. Parents who talk with and listen to their teen in a way that invites an open discussion about sexual orientation can help their teen feel loved and supported.
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Positive environments can help all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health. Archived from the original on July 25, We created a composite index of the social environment in 34 counties, including 1 the proportion of same-sex couples, 2 the proportion of registered Democrats, 3 the presence of gay-straight alliances in schools, and 4 school policies nondiscrimination and antibullying that specifically protected lesbian, gay, and bisexual students. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Age of minority sexual orientation development and risk of childhood maltreatment and suicide attempts in women.