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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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Senior Research Scientist Myeshia Price On The Data Behind Black Queer Intersectionality

I am Myeshia Price, (she/they), a senior research scientist at The Trevor Project. I am a parent, I am Black, and I am queer. Drawing from an intersectional perspective, a person’s social location — or position in society based on a collection of social demographics such as race, class, sexual orientation, etc. — provides unique experiences for people with multiple identities that are marginalized in that society. Together, these various identities shape a person’s lived experiences. As such, being a Black queer person comes with so very many intersections of strengths to pull from, and sources of joy, but can…
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The Trevor Project Applauds the Education Dept. for Protecting Trans Students Under Title IX

This guidance signifies further implementation of President Biden’s day one executive order to combat LGBTQ-based discrimination. WASHINGTON, DC — The Trevor Project today applauded Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona’s announcement that the Department of Education would “double down” on affirming transgender and nonbinary students’ rights under Title IX, the 1972 law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in public schools. A peer-reviewed study by researchers at The Trevor Project found that transgender and nonbinary youth who reported experiencing discrimination based on their gender identity had more than double the odds of attempting suicide in the past year compared…