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State-level Policy, School Victimization, and Suicide Risk among Sexual Minority Youth

Sexual and Gender Minority Health

ISBN: 978-1-83867-147-1, eISBN: 978-1-83867-146-4

ISSN: 1057-6290

Publication date: 15 January 2021

Abstract

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.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

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.

Citation

Pearson, J., Wilkinson, L. and Wooley-Snider, J.L. (2021), "State-level Policy, School Victimization, and Suicide Risk among Sexual Minority Youth", LeBlanc, A.J. and Perry, B.L. (Ed.) Sexual and Gender Minority Health (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 21), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 65-101. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1057-629020210000021009

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