Social Media Supports LGBTQ Teens When Face-to-face Communities

By Linda Charmaraman, Wellesley College today’s youth grown up on the internetand social media, especially LGBTQ youth, served as a space to develop their identities. Scholarship on the online experiences of LGBTQ youth has traditionally been cyberbullying. But understanding both the risks and benefits of online support is key to helping LGBTQ youth thrive both …