Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre
It’s getting better for trans, bisexual and gay youth – but there’s still room to improve
Today, May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia celebrates sexual and gender diversity – and it also highlights the continued challenges faced by those with diverse genders and sexualities.
May 17, 2022
New report shows improvements in LGBTQ youth lives and health, but more work needed
Most of B.C.’s LGBTQ teens experience safer environments and fewer health risks than previous generations, but more work is still needed to get them to where their straight peers are, according to new research.
Apr 13, 2022
Supportive families and schools help prevent substance use among transgender youth: UBC study
Strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence.
Jun 10, 2019
First Canadian study of gender-affirming surgery highlights a long and frustrating journey for transgender patients
Access to gender-affirming surgery has improved in British Columbia over the past couple years, but transgender people needing to access surgery still face complex and often unclear pathways.
Oct 17, 2017
Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens half as likely to play sports as straight youth
While participation in sports has been declining among high school students in B.C. overall, even fewer gay, lesbian and bisexual teens are involved in sports than 15 years ago, says a new UBC study.
Feb 22, 2017
School-based LGBTQ policies may reduce suicide attempts and health-care costs
LGBTQ support programs in schools could significantly reduce suicide attempts, binge drinking and other risky behaviours among both straight and sexual minority students.
Jul 27, 2016