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More than Half of LGBTQ+ Young People in Mexico Seriously Considered Suicide in the Past Year

The Trevor Project’s first-ever study on the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth in Mexico surveyed more than 10,000 young people February 21, 2024 - The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, released its inaugural 2024 Mexico National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Young People today, amplifying the experiences of 10,635 LGBTQ+ young people in Mexico between the ages of 13 and 24. This first-of-its-kind survey, available in both English and Spanish, was led by The Trevor Project’s Research team in the U.S. in collaboration with academic researchers from Universidad Nacional…
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Valentine’s Day and the Power of Affirmation

Many of us may think of the obligatory V-Day dinners with a romantic partner and exchanging candy at work and school, but we don’t often think about affirming love during the holiday. During the first week of February, The Trevor Project invited ten incredible LGBTQ+ young people on set in Pasadena to capture their stories for our 2024 Pride campaign. Members of the content team had the opportunity to film with, talk with, and laugh with these trailblazing young people hailing from Albany to Jacksonville, Milwaukee to Nashville, Philadelphia to San Diego. Directing the interviews for our social room, I…
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Against the Erasure of Black Queer History

American history of resistance is a history of Black LGBTQ+ people. Advancements in civil rights and greater visibility of the LGBTQ+ community overall can be attributed to the efforts of Black LGBTQ+ folks; so much of what is popular and beloved in music, fashion, culture, and even language is because of the innovations and traditions of the Black queer diaspora. All of this is born out of the need to survive oppressive and violent conditions, distinguish themselves from their white LGBTQ+ counterparts who often enjoyed greater privilege. When there are efforts to censor Black queer history in classrooms, to prevent…
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Join Our 45 Mile Outdoor Challenge

More than 1.8 million LGBTQ+ young people are estimated to seriously consider suicide each year in the U.S. — at least one attempts suicide every 45 seconds. This sobering statistic motivates us at The Trevor Project, and our entire community of support, to rally around LGBTQ+ young people and challenge ourselves to do better for them. We’ve had massive success together in our Facebook fundraising efforts — join us for another this March! We invite you (our community of allies and supporters) to join the 45 Mile Outdoor Challenge. We’ll be moving outdoors (ie. hiking, rolling, walking, etc.) in an…
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How The Trevor Project is Advocating for LGBTQ+ Young People During the 2024 Legislative Season

An interview with Janson Wu (he/him), Sr. Director, State Advocacy & Government Written by Ryan Bernsten (he/him), Senior Managing Editor RYAN: Let’s start really high-level. Why is the 2024 legislative season so important? JANSON: We've already seen close to 300 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced already in 2024. Last year we saw a record-breaking 600+ anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced, and 82 of those passed into law. This year, we're seeing our opponents double down on the breadth and cruelty of their attacks. Where we saw gender-affirming care bans targeting youth last year, we're now seeing restrictions for adult care. Where we once saw…
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New Year’s Resolution Refresh

Last year, I wrote about New Year’s resolutions and the pressure to compete for prizes of self-care valor. I asked for a pause on the toxic pressure to be incredible — there’s no need to overcommit to a plan of self-improvement if that’s not your thing. But I do think it’s important to intentionally reflect on how you can improve your relationship to the world, and the first week of January can be a great time to do that. I have many personal resolutions for myself this upcoming year, one of them being to say hello to people I know…
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How to Go Home for the Holidays

Despite having two parents who loved me, a home, food, and clothes, I had pediatric depression. Christmas — the holiday that my family celebrates — became a primary challenge in my elementary school years. For whatever reason, whether it was the compulsory joy or the forced extended time spent with family, I found it nearly impossible to be happy on December 25. This was met with confusion and eventually anger from my mom, whose favorite holiday is Christmas. If she noticed my moping, I was to smile immediately. “Smile, wear the red velvet dress and white tights. I don’t care…
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Be the One with Donor Mikki Brooke

Our donors show us how to be the one every single day – their support is a crucial part of our community and their life-saving gifts make our work possible. Whether big or small, every donation helps us build a world where LGBTQ+ young people see a bright future for themselves. Millions of LGBTQ+ young people consider suicide each year, many without access to mental health resources. Last year, The Trevor Project served over half a million contacts and gave them a safe space through our intervention services. You can be the one by making a life-saving donation and ensure…
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New Report Reveals Alarming Prevalence of Conversion Therapy, With Over 1,300 Active Practitioners Across the U.S.

Nearly half of the identified practitioners (46%) hold active professional licenses as mental health providers December 12, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people, released a new report today which sheds light on the alarming and extensive presence of practitioners of so-called conversion “therapy” across the U.S. Conversion “therapy” refers to a range of dangerous, discredited, and unscientific practices that attempt to change one’s LGBTQ+ identity. The report, It’s Still Happening, is the culmination of rigorous and systematic research that began in 2018 by researchers at The Trevor Project, who…
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The Trevor Project Applauds Supreme Court Turning Away Challenge to Conversion Therapy Bans

December 11, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, released the following statement regarding news of the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear an appeal to a Washington State law prohibiting licensed health care professionals from practicing conversion “therapy” as it applies to minors. Statement from Janson Wu (he/him), Senior Director, State Advocacy & Government Affairs: “The Trevor Project applauds the Supreme Court’s refusal to review a decision by an appeals court upholding a Washington State conversion therapy ban, letting stand a hard-fought victory that enshrines protections for LGBTQ+ youth…