A critique of research on sexual minority youths. We touched on these intersections of identities in our study but more research is needed to better understand how multiple minority identities influence well-being for LGBTQ youth. The goal of the consensual methods approach is to identify core ideas contained within interview data, and to determine the representativeness of these ideas across the complete dataset. This includes identifying positive factors that can be enhanced and negative factors whose effects might be ameliorated in service of reducing the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth. It would be important to facilitate the formation of supportive networks or connections in the community, helping youth to negotiate conflict in peer relationships, especially reinforcing norms for cooperation. LGBTQ youth organizations provided formal and informal programs for youth, a safe place for youth to go and meet other LGBTQ youth, and a place where youth felt like they can be themselves.
Finally, the larger social environment may affect the well-being of LGBT youth.
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I have faced enough adversity over the years in various forms, and I know I am, and I'm sticking to that because I figure I've paid my dues with what I've been through—and I owe it to myself to make something out of it, or else like what's the point of going through all this? The children left behind. Even in more populated areas, youth commented about problems with access at some organizations, especially those that relied on volunteers for staffing. Two overarching themes were identified in these data: LGB and Questioning students in schools: