Conversations, Episode 18: Examining LGBTQ Issues in Education

July 11, 2018

Kelly Jenkins, Dr. Steven Oliver, Dr. Nick Covino and Meridith Apfelbaum.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to honor the history of the LGBTQ community and to recognize the impact LGBTQ individuals have had throughout the world. Although steps have been taken towards establishing equality, research suggests that the discrimination LGBTQ individuals face linked to societal stigma still endured by this community today is associated with various mental health issues such as high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse and suicide. This podcast will explore specifically the stigmas faced by the LGBTQ community within education and the impact of these stigmas on mental health.

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