Fighting hate, preventing suicide and promoting LGBTQ+ youth well-being with Science + Law
The Youth Equity Science/YES Project is a collaboration between mental health and human rights experts to benefit lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth. The YES Project has work focusing substantially on the United States, alongside work examining laws, policies and programming transnationally and worldwide.
YES’s aim is to promote LGBTQ+ youth equality, health and well-being and decrease health and wellness disparities associated with stigma such as suicide, bullying, family non-acceptance, and HIV/AIDS.
YES’s goal is to promote the use of evidence-based knowledge in conjunction with human rights principles of health justice and equality to address such disparities.
YES’s strategy is to create a platform for the translation of scientific research bearing on LGBTQ+ youth health and wellbeing into useful practices, programs and policies and law, and to serve as a mechanism to inform research that is relevant to such efforts.