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      Strengthening Our Schools to Promote Resilience and Health Among LGBTQ Youth: Emerging Evidence and Research Priorities from The State of LGBTQ Youth Health and Wellbeing Symposium

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          Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) adolescents face well-documented health disparities in suicide risk, substance use, and sexual health. These disparities are known to stem, in part, from stigma directed toward LGBTQ youth in the form of minority stressors such as violence, discrimination, and harassment. Given the proportion of time that LGBTQ students spend in school, schools provide a critical context within which protective factors may be developed and leveraged to improve the health and wellbeing of these populations. This article provides a summary of key findings from a discussion among researchers, practitioners, and community members who participated in “ The State of LGBTQ Youth Health and Wellbeing: Strengthening Schools and Families to Build Resilience,” a public symposium held in June 2017. We detail emerging science on and future priorities for school-based research with LGBTQ youth which were identified by attendees at this meeting, with a particular focus on intersectionality, supportive adults in schools, and in-school programs. We call for more school-based research on priority gaps such as how LGBTQ students' intersecting identities affect their in-school experiences, how to design professional development programs that cultivate supportive educators, and how to leverage gay–straight alliances/gender and sexuality alliances as sites of health programming for LGBTQ students.

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          Journal
          LGBT Health
          LGBT Health
          lgbt
          LGBT Health
          Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (140 Huguenot Street, 3rd FloorNew Rochelle, NY 10801USA )
          2325-8292
          2325-8306
          01 June 2019
          29 May 2019
          : 6
          : 4
          : 146-155
          Affiliations
          [ 1 ]Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
          [ 2 ]Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts.
          [ 3 ]College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
          [ 4 ]GLSEN, New York, New York.
          Author notes
          [*]Address correspondence to: Michelle M. Johns, MPH, PhD, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E-75, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027 mjohns1@ 123456cdc.gov
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          PMC6551982 PMC6551982 6551982 10.1089/lgbt.2018.0109
          10.1089/lgbt.2018.0109
          6551982
          30958731
          0029d10e-3347-4bc9-8a33-6ea0f0eceede
          Copyright 2019, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
          Page count
          Tables: 1, References: 98, Pages: 10
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          gender minority,youth,sexual minority,schools,resilience,disparity

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