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sexual minority

A phrase used to refer to a person whose sexual orientation is not completely heterosexual. It is typically used as an adjective (i.e. "sexual minority males"). When I worked in the counseling center, many of my patients were sexual minority teenagers.
See also: minority, sexual
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Past research has shown that sexual minority youth reported nearly three times more substance use than heterosexual youth.
Overall, sexual minority youth are nearly two-and-a-half times more likely to be in foster care--and stay in foster care--than their heterosexual peers.
This article examines decisions clustered around historical developments in the reception of racialized sexual minorities, including Canada (ag) v Ward, which made sexual minority refugee claims possible; Bill C-31, the immigration and refugee policy motivated by national security interests in the post-9/11 era; and 2017 guidelines designed to dispel misunderstandings about refugee claimants' sexuality.
Youths identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or another non-heterosexual identity (sexual minority youths) report more violence victimization, substance use, and suicide risk than do heterosexual youths (1).
"Exposure to physical and sexual violence was substantially higher among each of the sexual minority groups compared with their heterosexual counterparts, sometimes by a factor of 15 or more," the study authors wrote.
Rasberry, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues used nationally representative Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data to examine subgroup differences among sexual minority youths.
Homophobic harassment of sexual minority children and adolescents based on gender role nonconformity and sexual orientation is a major global concern for mental health and educational professionals.
The book focuses on three areas of CanadaAEs immigration and refugee program: the role of relationship history in the stateAEs assessment of sexual minority refugee claimants; spousal sponsorship processes for married and common-law couples; and the Harper governmentAEs anti-marriage fraud campaign.
April 22, 2018 (JUBA) - A sexual minority activist has fled South Sudan after facing threats from the country's national security operatives.
The marginalised sexual minority has a long history of being considered outcasts in the sub-continent.
Sexual minority youth were also more than twice as likely to contemplate suicide or plan a suicide attempt even if they didn't go through with it, the study also found.
Since previous studies have shown that both acne and sexual minority status are associated with increased risk of depression and suicidal ideation, the investigators used data from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent to Adult Health, which included 4,094 heterosexual (167 with acne) and 564 sexual minority (35 with acne) adults aged 18-28 years, to examine the relationship between the two.
These are lifetime rates, so it is important to keep in mind that the majority of relationships sexual minority and transgender women have are nonabusive.
LOS ANGELES -- A new study by scholars at the Williams Institute found that sexual minority youth are incarcerated at disproportionately high rates.