CDC Report: Heterosexual Youth Happier, Healthier Than LGBQ+ Peers

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Based on a recent report published in February by the CDC, heterosexual identifying youth are less susceptible to feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and suicidality compared to their counterparts who identify as LGBQ+ students. The CDC’s study, “Youth Risk Behavior Survey” (YRBS), polled high school students who classified their sexuality and answered questions accordingly.  Based on their findings, the CDC wrote in a fact sheet, “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ+) youth were substantially more likely to have experienced all forms of violence and had worse mental health outcomes than their heterosexual peers.”