You point out that sexual minority youth become homeless at a disproportionately high rate and that each year some 240,000 to 400,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender youth become homeless.
What does SMY stand for?
SMY stands for Sexual Minority Youth
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We have 3 other meanings of SMY in our Acronym Attic
- Synchronous Multiplexer
- Smithway Motor Xpress Corp (truckload carrier)
- Submission and Manuscript Exchange Format
- Slap Master-Extra Light (guitar string; Ken Bass)
- Simple MIME Exchange Protocol
- Software Maintenance Squadron (USAF)
- Service Message Transfer Unit
- Santa Marina Yachts (Italy)
- Santa Monica Yoga (California)
- Search Minerals, Inc. (Canada)
- Skim Milk Yogurt (food product)
- Solar Maximum Year
- Sydney Muslim Youth
- Saskatchewan Middle Years Association (Canada)
- Silver Motor Yacht Association (UK)
- St. Michael's Young Adults (Duluth, MN)
- Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League
- Saint Malo Yachts Broker (France)
- Show Me Your Boobs
- Sacramento Model Yacht Club (California)
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However, it has been argued that within-group differences in sexual minority youth are greater than differences between sexual minority youth and heterosexual youth, and that a differential developmental trajectories perspective should be used in studying the development of LGB youth (Savin-Williams, 2001; Savin-Williams & Diamond, 1999).
Teen pregnancy among sexual minority youth in population-based surveys of the 1990s: Countertrends in a population at risk [Abstract].
Sexual minority youths experience and are exposed to trauma in multiple ways.
Sexual minority youth often encounter multiple risk factors, have fewer protective factors (such as a sense of connectedness to school and family), and experience more bullying, harassment, alienation, suicide ideation, and substance abuse than do their heterosexual peers.
In their recent publication on school climate, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network (GLSEN) (Kosciw & Diaz, 2006) noted that 64% of sexual minority youth report feeling unsafe at their school.
In fact, researchers have found that up to 40% of sexual minority youth have attempted suicide (Hershberger & D'Augelli, 1995).
As of May 2007, public schools in metropolitan Atlanta had implemented 46 Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs; GLSEN, 2006), indicating the presence of sexual minority youth and their allies who are able to organize in an open manner.