Source: Williams Institute
Contributors: Baams, L., & Wilson, B.D.M
Topic: Data Collection/Evaluation
Population Focus: LGBTQ Youth
In this report, the California Student Survey (CSS) and the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) datasets were used to study disparities in school experience and well-being between LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ youth in California’s public schools. The study demonstrated that LGBTQ youth across the state experienced disparities in school climate, victimization reports, and substance use. Future public policy and community-based research projects should focus on better understanding how rural settings create challenges and potential opportunities, social action, and interventions for LGBTQ youth.