2023 Health Equity Series: Session 2 Resources

Session 2 – Cultural Intersections: LGBTQ Youth and Substance Use Disorder


Many minority populations are disproportionately affected by substance use disorders and the LGBTQ community is no different. We used data to take a look at how LGBTQ youth and young adults are affected by substance use disorder and reviewed some strategies to combat this issue. Attendees also learned new ways to engage LGBTQ youth and young adults in their work!


Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand why LGBTQ youth are disproportionately affected by substance use disorders. 
  • Learn some new ways that we are trying to reach LGBTQ youth to engage them in prevention and harm reduction related to substance use disorders! 
  • Understand the difference between gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity, and sex assigned at birth and how they are all very separate and important concepts. 
  • Identify three ways that you can show community members, that you may interact with, that you are supportive of diversity – without saying it.


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