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Youth Equity Science/YES

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.

Read More About Our Work

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Project Team
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Save the Date! The Yes Project will hold a webinar on LGBTQ+ Youth in the Child Welfare System on May 11, 2023.

YES is a project of the Global Health Justice Partnership of the Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health.

A portion of YES Project funding will support the staffing work which makes the program possible.