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Historically, YRBS and other studies have gathered data on lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth but have not included questions about transgender and questioning/queer youth.
As that changes and data becomes available, this content will be updated to include information regarding transgender and questioning/queer youth.
More Resources for Parents to Help Them Better Understand and Respond to the Needs of LGBTQ Adolescents More research is needed to better understand the associations between parenting and the health of LGB youth.
Having a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important.Parental rejection has been linked to depression, use of drugs and alcohol, and risky sexual behavior among teens.To be supportive, parents should talk openly and supportively with their teen about any problems or concerns.Positive environments can help all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health.
However, some LGB youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes.
It is also important for parents to watch for behaviors that might indicate their teen is a victim of bullying or violence―or that their teen may be victimizing others.