Community Health, Youth Voices
A study conducted by the Building Health Communities Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) group generated an unexpectedly large pool of respondents to a survey on LGBTQ youth issues in the eastern Coachella Valley earlier this year. Over the two-week survey period, more than 600 youth responded, revealing that a majority of LGBTQ youth in the eastern Coachella Valley feel most comfortable at school; however, most respondents said they still face harassment and bullying. Group organizers said the data will help bring more resources for LGBTQ youth to the east valley. “One of the action items would be to bring a LGBTQ center to our community.” Read more about what the study found, on Coachella Unincorporated.