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The latest developments on news affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. October 17, Eligible teens can take the survey here. With the help of young people from across the U. Click here to take the survey now!
Preventing Substance Abuse Among LGBTQ Teens
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer LGBTQ teens may be two times as likely to be bullied, excluded or assaulted at school. And they're nearly 40 percent less likely to have an adult in their family to whom they can turn. So it's no surprise that they may be twice as likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Families, professionals and policymakers can help prevent substance abuse by supporting all young people - and ensuring LGBTQ teens have equal access to support. For young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer LGBTQ and their parents or caregivers, the issue is especially pressing.