Ending suicide for LGBTQ youth involves supporting laws that help create a safe, supportive, and positive environment for everyone. The Trevor Project actively works at the local, state, and federal level to influence public policy and nonpartisan advocacy efforts to meet the needs of LGBTQ youth, especially in areas that address mental health and suicide prevention.
At the federal level, The Trevor Project supports:
o This includes the reauthorization of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act;
o Including legislation such as the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act;
At the state and local level, The Trevor Project supports:
Eliminating barriers to LBGTQ youth accessing mental health care
o This includes addressing age limits for consent and lack of confidentiality;