The October 2011 issue of the AERA’s Educational Researcher published new research findings on significant differences between LGBTQ- and straight-identified youth in education and health outcomes. Joseph P. Robinson and Dorothy L Espelage (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) report that “youths who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) are at a greater risk of suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, victimization by peers, and elevated levels of unexcused absences from school.” See their research and full findings.
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