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Dr. Stephen Russell Op-Ed: Supporting LGBTQ students can lead to safer, stronger schools for all

Sept. 4, 2019

A new school year can be an exciting time — new clothes or uniforms, new school supplies and new possibilities with teachers and friends. But it can also be a difficult time for some. Schools are not always safe and supportive for LGBTQ students. Research, including studies of students here in Texas, consistently shows that LGBTQ students are at higher risk for bullying, feeling bad about themselves and not doing well in school. Read more.

New Research from Dr. Stephen Russell on Over-Representation of LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare

Feb. 13, 2019

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youths are more likely to end up in foster care or unstable housing and suffer negative outcomes, such as substance abuse or mental health issues, while living in the child welfare system, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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