Marginalized youth often experience stigma and trauma in their lives which can fundamentally influence their health and development. We want to change those stories.
A Workshop for East Asian Parents & Caregivers: Talking about sexual orientation can be hard, but small steps go a long way. Research shows that a supportive family who is accepting without judgement helps reduce health risks, improve well-being, and raise self-esteem for youth. This means that understanding and respecting your child’s sexual orientation makes a real difference in their lives.
Resilience in spite of stigma Today is the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). Gender-based violence disproportionately affects people who identify as LGBTQ2S+ and gender non-conforming individuals. Trend analyses of the province-wide BC Adolescent Health Survey tell us that lesbian, gay, or bisexual youth are three to six times more likely to experience […]
New analytical methods show long-term effects, even for straight students Gay-straight alliances (GSAs) help make schools safer for students the longer they are in place, even among straight students, finds new research from the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre at the University of British Columbia. “We found that students’ feelings of safety at […]