It is important for all youth to have access to accurate information concerning all facets of life. Some schools, however, restrict education concerning sexual orientation, gender identity, and sexual education pertaining non-heterosexual couples. This lack of education has resulted in disparities in quality of life between LGBTQ and heterosexual/ cisgender youth. Compared to straight youth, LGBTQ youth have high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and HIV/ AIDS, highest rates of alcohol tobacco, and drug abuse, and are more likely to be obese. The purpose of this section is to help fill in these gaps in education for all youth.

 

Sable Liggera - 2016