During the last decade, Mexico has seen important legal modification in regards to LGBTQ human rights, that have produced important transformations in social areas. Particularly, the inclusion of “sexual preference” into the Mexican constitution has allowed the visualization of discrimination based on sexual identity and orientation, and led to changes in institutional regulations that protect LGBTQ basic rights and in situations that may be adverse to this community. However, LGBTQ+ youth in Mexico remain at risk of violence and discrimination, and they need supportive organizations who can understand their needs and respond to them. We plan to conduct nine focus groups in three cities in Mexico, with distinct groups for gay and bisexual young men, lesbian and bisexual young women, and trans and queer-identified youth. These focus groups aim to answer the following research questions:
This project will be conducted in collaboration with community-based organizations who serve LGBTQ+ youth, to enhance their service delivery.