Why the three wise monkey approach is failing queer young people.

Serious health risks for LGBTQI+ youth hidden because the subjects of the findings were under 18.

The Queerness

Karen examines how a new report into the health and wellbeing of 15 year olds highlights the way we prefer to ignore the gender and sexual identities of young people, regardless of the harm this does.


The Department of Health decision to bury the extremely worrying findings of the “What about Youth” research as regards to LGBTQI 15 year olds follows a familiar pattern. As DIVA themselves said

“these shocking disparities are not reflected in the summary of key findings, which flags significant statistics for the media and other researchers, but buried deep in the detailed report findings. Unsurprisingly, no mainstream media have picked up on these distressing differences of experience. Why should they? They are being signposted towards other findings by a report whose authors have clearly decided that LGBT youth do not really matter.”

I am 100% certain that if this had been a specific…

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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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