The Psychological Symptoms And Disparities Of Gay Youth And How They Outstandingly Differentiate From Their Homeless Heterosexual Counterparts

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1. Rosario, M., Schrimshaw, E.W. & Hunter, J. J Youth Adolescence (2012).
Authors Rosario, Schrimshaw, and Hunter in this article, documents the very high rates of homelessness among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. However, this study is primarily focuses on the psychological symptoms and disparities of gay youth and how they outstandingly differentiate from their homeless heterosexual counterparts. After further investigation they had begun to examine potential mediators between the two such as, friends, family, childhood, and environmental factors. These findings suggest the need for interventions to reduce stress and enhance social support among LGB youth with a history of homelessness in order to reduce psychological symptoms.

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youths and black youths are more likely to experience homelessness more than, cisgender, and white peers. This study examines whether perceived LGBT racial micro-aggressions and perceived racial micro-aggressions are associated with depressive symptoms and suicidality in black youths experiencing homelessness. This study used a cross-sectional design with structured face-to-face interviews of 89 black youths (ages 16 to 24 years) experiencing homelessness. Depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts and acts are common experiences among black youths and other races dealing with homelessness. The perception of micro-aggressions targeted at sexual or racial minority statuses is associated with depressive symptomology.

4. Rice, E., Petering, R., Rhoades, H., Barman-Adhikari, A., Winetrobe, H., Plant, A, Kordic, T. (2015). Homelessness and Sexual Identity Among Middle School Students. Journal of School Health, 85(8), 552-557.

The authors, researchers in this article acknowledged the different rates of homelessness in homosexuals and heterosexuals. However, their main focus is how it relates or apply to middle school students. Researchers used representative data, examining sexual identity and homelessness among Los Angeles Unified School District middle school students. They were also able to use

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