Study: High schools with gay-straight alliances have reduced risk of student suicide
from AlterNet via Salon
The presence of gay-straight alliance groups in schools reduces the risk of suicide among both LGBTQ and straight teens, according to a study published in the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies and funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research. Gay-straight alliance groups stem back to the late 1980's, when discussions of sexuality were much less open than they are today. GSA's have proliferated in universities and secondary schools since then, with the goal of creating safe spaces on campus for all students–regardless of sexual orientation.
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