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What does SMY stand for?

SMY stands for Sexual Minority Youth

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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.
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).
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.