Embracing the Rainbow: LGBTQ Youth Navigating “Safe” Spaces and Belonging in North America

Posted by Share-Net Intl on February 4, 2016 at 5:36 am

While rainbows and safe space stickers have been a part of health care and school interventions promoting LGBTQ youth health and well-being, little research has been published describing how youth perceive and use the symbol. As part of a larger study on LGBTQ youth wellness, we explored youth perceptions of the rainbow and other symbols in creating supportive environments.

Author: Jennifer M. Wolowic, MA, Carolyn Porta, PhD, Marla Eisenberg, ScD; Laura Heston, MA; Elizabeth Saewyc, PhD, FSAHM; Carolyn Porta, PhD; Marla Eisenberg, ScD