The life of this almost-18-year-old, on the cusp of adulthood yet still under “the yoke” of his evangelical preacher father and powerless against a predatory employer, is revealed over the course of a day in Ness’s stylish prose.

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These forms of discrimination limit medical research and negatively impact the health care of LGB individuals.

This disparity is particularly extreme for lesbians (compared to homosexual men) because they have a double minority status, and experience oppression for being both female and homosexual." Research from the UK indicates that there appears to be limited evidence available from which to draw general conclusions about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health because epidemiological studies have not incorporated sexuality as a factor in data collection.

"I'd want parents, schools and clinicians to know there are these big disparities for this population," he said.

Resources do not exist for LGBTQ newcomers in Surrey, where 25 per cent of all government-assisted refugees welcomed to B. since 2011 have settled, according to a Simon Fraser University study.

David Owen’s sophomore novel, The Fallen Children (Atom, £7.99), also draws on a classic text for inspiration – in this case, John Wyndham’s .

The concept – a number of mysterious, simultaneous pregnancies leading to the birth of eerie children with strange powers – is transplanted to an inner-city block of flats where expectations for young people are low and opportunities are scarce.

However, he said there is research suggesting that interventions and other programs to promote healthy eating are not reaching lesbian, gay and bisexual youth in the same way they are reaching straight youth.

Watson said the results of these studies could have implications for how these programs are planned and created in the future.

It is tough to find safe and affordable housing for LGBTQ migrants in Surrey and there is not enough mental health supports for them either, the report found.

And there is a lack of community for LGBTQ newcomers, which means some “suffer from loneliness, feeling unable to belong to either their ethnic groups or mainstream LGBTQ groups.” There are also language barriers that make it more difficult for service providers to meet the needs of LGBTQ people who may not see their identities reflected in “Western thoughts and language,” according to the study.

“I have the trauma of knowing that my ex-partner is still in prison in the place I came from and I haven’t heard from them in two years and I don’t know what their fate is. ” Non-profit community resources society DIVERSEcity commissioned the SFU study, which focused specifically on Surrey because of that city’s large and growing population of newcomers.