Value: Overall, findings suggest that state-level policies supporting LGBTQ equality are associated with a reduced risk of suicide among sexual minority youth. This study speaks to the role of structural stigma in shaping exposure to minority stress and its consequences for sexual minority youth's well-being.
The authors would like to thank Dara Shifrer, Rachel Fish, Angela Frederick, Carrie Shandra, Laura Mauldin, and Shani Evans for their helpful feedback on previous versions of this chapter.
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