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Ensuring a safe and healthy environment for youth is critical for them to thrive, both academically and physically. However, a safe and healthy environment is not always available to many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students. In order to better understand and address the health inequities that LGBTQ students face, this report describes health status data from the New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (NM-YRRS) by sexual orientation.


The NM-YRRS is supported in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in cooperation with the NM PED through Grant number 1U87PS004195-01. For more information about the NM-YRRS, including methodology, comprehensive state level reports, county level reports, and more, see or



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