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The Trevor Project’s Response to The Department of Education’s Title IX Final Rule

In response to the release of the U.S. Department of Education’s Final Rule under Title IX, The Trevor Project shared the following statement:Statement from Casey Pick (she/her), Director of Law and Policy at The Trevor Project: “The new rules issued today indicate an important step forward in protecting LGBTQ+ students from being discriminated against at school, simply for being themselves. The Trevor Project’s research found many LGBTQ+ students have reported a variety of negative experiences at school, including being verbally harassed, being disciplined for fighting back against bullies, and facing violence and mistreatment because of their sexual orientation or gender…
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Statement from The Trevor Project in response to Nex Benedict

*** For any media coverage that mentions suicide, The Trevor Project encourages reporters to visit reportingonsuicide.org to ensure responsible reporting that relies on best practices from the field, encourages help-seeking behavior among readers, and avoids influencing behavior negatively by contributing to contagion.*** “We are deeply heartbroken to learn that Nex Benedict died by suicide after enduring extreme bullying and attacks at their school,” said Peggy Rajski, Founder and Interim CEO of The Trevor Project. “While this horrific loss has seized national attention, we also know that, tragically, it is not uncommon. LGBTQ+ young people are more than four times more…
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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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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…
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Report: Indigenous LGBTQ+ Youth Face Significantly Higher Suicide Risk, Structural Inequities, LGBTQ+ Change Attempts

Indigenous LGBTQ+ young people had 66% higher odds of attempting suicide in the past year compared to their non-Indigenous peers November 30, 2023 — A new report released today by The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, explores the mental health and well-being of Indigenous LGBTQ+ youth. The report’s findings contribute greatly to a better understanding of the unique experiences and challenges of young people who are both Indigenous and LGBTQ+.  Key findings include: Indigenous LGBTQ+ young people had 66% higher odds of a past-year suicide attempt compared to their non-Indigenous peers (aOR=1.66, 95% CI…
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The Trevor Project Celebrates Another Year of Supporting LGBTQ+ Young People Through 988’s Inclusive Crisis Services

The Trevor Project is extending its partnership with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, providing specialized services to LGBTQ+ contacts who dial 9-8-8, for another year. November 16, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, announced a new contract with The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to continue its work providing LGBTQ-inclusive services for the three-digit lifeline for at least another year. The Trevor Project is one of seven centers helping to ensure that LGBTQ+ people who contact 988 receive LGBTQ-competent and inclusive care via phone, text, and chat. “The…
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Report: Latinx LGBTQ+ Young People Face Unique Mental Health Challenges and Disparities in Suicide Risk, Attempts

Latinx LGBTQ+ young people have 22% higher odds of suicide attempts in the past year compared to non-Latinx LGBTQ+ young people October 12, 2023 — A new report released today by The Trevor Project, the leading organization working to end suicide among LGBTQ+ young people in the U.S. and beyond, explores the mental health and well-being of Latinx LGBTQ+ young people living in the U.S. The report provides new data on the unique mental health outcomes of Latinx LGBTQ+ young people related to depression, anxiety, suicide risk and protective factors, while also featuring insights specific to Mexican, Puerto Rican and…
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The Trevor Project Honors Dylan Mulvaney with Third Annual Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Award 

The Trevor Project is thrilled to honor Dylan Mulvaney (she/they) with our 2023 Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year award, which recognizes influential public figures who champion the LGBTQ community and advocate for mental health awareness. The third annual award marks September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Dylan joins past award recipients Janelle Monáe (2022) and Lil Nas X (2021), who use their platforms to challenge the status quo and create a safer, more inclusive world for LGBTQ young people to thrive as their authentic selves. An actress, comedian, content creator, and trans activist, Dylan catapulted into the spotlight last…
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HHS Proposed Rule Offers Much-Needed Protections for LGBTQ+ Young People in Foster Care

LGBTQ+ young people who reported having been in foster care had three times greater odds of a past-year suicide attempt compared to those who had not September 27, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people released the following statement in response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ new proposed rule that would protect LGBTQ+ young people in foster care by requiring agencies to ensure LGBTQ+ young people are placed in affirming and supportive homes. Statement from Kasey Suffredini (he/him), Interim Senior Vice…