Asian-Canadian LGB teens face greater health risks as dual minorities: UBC research
2012 APR 22 - (VerticalNews.com) -- Asian Canadian teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are 30 times more likely to face harassment than their heterosexual peers - a factor that is linked to higher rates of alcohol or drug use, according to University of British Columbia research.
Recently published in the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, this is the first study in North America to investigate the links between Asian teens dealing with "dual minority discrimination," problem substance use and supports that can help reduce those risks.
"Discrimination for both ethnicity and sexual orientation is an important issue,...
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