Check out “Substance use behaviors among LGBTQ youth of color: Identification of the populations bearing the greatest burden in three large samples” which has just been published in Journal of Adolescent Health!
The study sought to apply an intersectionality framework to analyze three large datasets in order to identify intersecting social positions that bear the highest burden of substance use. It was found that youth with multiple marginalized identities bear a greater burden of substance use than other adolescents. For one, transgender and gender diverse (TGD) Latina/x/o young people, specifically those assigned male at birth, were in the high prevalence groups for alcohol use, binge drinking, and marijuana use. Black TGD or gender-questioning youth were commonly in the high prevalence groups.