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Last Year Was Brutal for Mental Health—for LGBTQ Youth, It Was a Crisis

By Kathleen McCarthy posted 08-24-2021 16:44


“Throughout the last year, Jacqueline Gomez harbored doubts that she or her loved ones would make it out of 2020 alive. An 18-year-old high school senior living in Nebraska, Gomez’s daily routine was turned upside down by the pandemic. She found herself particularly distraught by the news. … The daughter of a meatpacker, Gomez worried for her family’s safety when covid outbreaks were reported in meatpacking plants. As a Mexican American who is genderfluid and bisexual, she was also troubled by relentless reports of police brutality and racial trauma; the election, too, reminded her that to some, she was just a rallying point on a political campaign. (By Anne Branigin, May 28, 2021)




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