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The Importance of Safe Language On Social Media

As a suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, The Trevor Project regularly sees unsafe language that many use on social media without consideration for others’ mental health. Whether targeting our organization, the LGBTQ+ young people we serve, or the judges, government officials, advocates, and supporters who work with us, there is an urgent need for social media platforms and their users to take action to protect the safety of our community. The Trevor Project is strongly aware of the negative impact that language can have on mental health; unsafe language and harassment is often directed at the LGBTQ+ youth…
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Arizona Governor Signs Two Anti-Trans Bills Into Law, the Day Before Transgender Day of Visibility

A majority of adults say that transgender minors should have access to gender-affirming medical care if it’s recommended by their doctor and supported by their parents. 85% of transgender and nonbinary youth also say that recent debates around anti-trans bills have negatively impacted their mental health. March 30, 2022 — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, condemned the signing of two anti-trans bills into law by the governor of Arizona. These bills, SB 1138 and SB 1165, aim to criminalize best-practice, gender-affirming medical…
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Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Trans Sports Ban Into Law, Marking it the 13th Anti-Trans Sports Ban Enacted

85% of transgender and nonbinary youth say that recent debates around anti-trans bills have negatively impacted their mental health. March 30, 2022 — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, condemned the signage of SB 2 into law by the governor of Oklahoma, which would restrict transgender women and girls from playing on school sports teams that match their gender identity. With the signage of SB 2, Oklahoma is now the country's 13th state to enact an anti-trans sports ban. This also comes the…
LGBTQ+ Content Bans and gender-Affirming Medical Care Polling Analysis
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Poll: Majority of U.S. Adults Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Education Policies, Agree that Transgender Youth Should Have Access to Gender-Affirming Care

A majority of adults oppose banning books and censoring curriculums on LGBTQ topics, and a plurality felt that ages 5 to 11 (elementary school) are the most appropriate ages for students to learn about LGBTQ topics in classes like history, English, and health education. Only 1 in 3 adults polled said lawmakers should have the ability to outlaw gender-affirming medical care for minors even if such a ban is against the recommendation of doctors and major medical associations. March 30, 2022 — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer…
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Florida Governor Signs ‘Don’t Say Gay/Trans’ Bill Into Law

LGBTQ youth who learned about LGBTQ issues or people in classes at school had 23% lower odds of reporting a suicide attempt in the past year. March 28, 2022 — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, condemned the signing of HB 1557, also known as the “Don't Say Gay” bill, into law by the governor of Florida. This bill bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, effectively erasing LGBTQ identity, history, and culture — as well as LGBTQ students…
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The Trevor Project Condemns Advancement of Multiple Anti-LGBTQ Bills By Oklahoma Senate

85% of transgender and nonbinary youth say that recent debates around anti-trans bills have negatively impacted their mental health. March 24, 2022 — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, condemned the passage of multiple anti-LGBTQ bills by the Oklahoma Senate today, including S B2, which would restrict transgender women and girls from playing on school sports teams that match their gender identity. SB 2 now heads to the governor’s desk where, if signed, it would become the third anti-transgender sports ban enacted into…
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The Trevor Project Condemns Advancement of Two Anti-Trans Bills By Arizona House of Representatives

85% of transgender and nonbinary youth say that recent debates around anti-trans bills have negatively impacted their mental health. March 24, 2022 — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, condemned the passage of two anti-trans bills by the Arizona House of Representatives today. SB 1138 would criminalize the provision of gender-affirming medical care and SB 1165 would restrict participation in school sports for transgender and nonbinary young people. “Today, the Arizona House brought the number of anti-trans bills advanced across the country in…
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Joint Statement by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The Trevor Project

Leading suicide prevention organizations strongly oppose state legislation targeting LGBTQ youth NEW YORK (March 23, 2022) – The nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and the largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ youth, The Trevor Project, released the following statement today:  “We strongly oppose any legislation or policy that threatens the healthcare of the LGBTQ community or bans the discussion of topics regarding sexual orientation or gender identity in classrooms. The Trevor Project has been fighting back against these harmful legislative proposals for years through its state and national advocacy work,…
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The Trevor Project Celebrates Funding for LGBTQ-Inclusive Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Resources in FY22 Omnibus Spending Bill

The bill contains robust funding for mental health and crisis care, including $7.2 million to implement specialized services for LGBTQ youth in connection with the upcoming activation of 988 in July. March 15, 2022 — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, applauded the passage of the FY22 omnibus appropriations bill, which was signed into law by President Biden today. The $1.5 trillion federal spending package included robust funding for suicide prevention and mental health resources, including language that would allocate $7.2 million to…
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The Trevor Project Rallies Celebrity Support at SXSW for Transgender and Nonbinary Youth

Adam Rippon, Alison Roman, ALOK, Brooklyn Decker, Busy Philipps, Chris Mosier, Jonathan Van Ness, and Lee Pace voice their support for transgender and nonbinary youth while attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. SXSW is taking place amid a legal battle in Texas over unlawful investigations into trans youth and their families, as well as a record wave of anti-trans state legislation across the country. AUSTIN, Texas (March 15, 2022) — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people rallied messages of…