FAB400 is a longitudinal study of relationship dynamics and personal development among young LGBTQ people assigned female at birth (AFAB). Through this study we aim to better understand why some youth get involved in relationships and others don’t, and what makes some relationships healthy while others become unhealthy or violent. 

We also aim to identify risk and protective factors for a variety of experiences that LGBT youth face more often than their heterosexual peers, including dating violence, bullying, substance use and abuse, and mental health struggles. 

FAB400 is being conducted in collaboration with the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minorities (ISGM) at Northwestern University.