Queer Additude

LGBT Youth are often an overlooked and marginalized population. In addition, we’re seeing an increase in violence from peers and suicides as a result of bullying and sexual harassment. This makes it critical as advocates for social change that we step up and ensure the voices of this particular population are being heard. Queer Attitude (www.queerattitude.com) is an online hub for discussions, resources, and news by and about queer (anyone identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, or an ally) youth. The discussion topics are focused on social change issues, including media portrayals, popular culture, news and public policy. Click on over and check it out!

Do you feel LGBT youth are an under-served and under-represented population? How can we address this group in the contact of larger prevention efforts and programs?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chad
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 17:03:42

    I think the first step, which has always been the first step is to see them as part of the general population. When we go and educate people, bring up the “gay” relationship as well instead of always harping on the hetrosexual relationship so much. The abuse rate in the LBGTQ community is so large, and there’s no research telling us just how large it truly is. We are on the verge of another civil rights revolution, and maybe we should be the groups that start it!

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