Margaret Cho, Rhoyle Ivy King, Charlie A. Scott, and Kalen Allen On BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Awareness Month, a month that serves as a special opportunity for BIPOC individuals and allies to raise awareness about the unique mental health needs and concerns of people of color. BIPOC is ultimately just an acronym that encompasses a wide range of experiences, identities, and struggles — so we asked our community to weigh in on intersectionality, mental health, and what BIPOC LGBTQ young people need from allies. Margaret Cho (she/her) How do your identities and their intersections shape who you are and/or impact your own mental health? My…
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The Trevor Project Artist Spotlight: Julia Kaye

Julia Kaye (she/her) is an award-winning illustrator, cartoonist, and author based in Los Angeles.  Currently a storyboard artist & revisionist at Disney, Julia has received critical acclaim for her deeply personal works Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days In Transition and My Life In Transition: A Super Late Bloomer Collection, which document the various stages of her gender transition. Julia’s signature autobiographical style lets audiences into her innermost thoughts -- from moments of insecurity and dysphoria, to feelings of confidence and optimism, no emotion is left unexplored. Through candor, vulnerability, and humor, Julia’s art normalizes the everyday trans experience to…
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Dusty Ray Bottoms & Scarlet Envy on the Fight to End Conversion Therapy

Dusty Ray Bottoms and Scarlet Envy, fan favorites of RuPaul’s Drag Race, are both survivors who have been profoundly impacted by their experiences with conversion therapy. The Trevor Project spoke to the two about the power of sharing survivor stories and why we must pass legislation to stop licensed mental health practitioners from subjecting minors to the dangers of conversion therapy.

Holiday Self-Care Tips for LGBTQ Youth from Gigi Gorgeous, Kalen Allen, Theo Germaine, and More

The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for many LGBTQ youth, including those who do not have supportive families or access to affirming spaces. Now with COVID-19, physical distancing policies implemented to minimize the health risks of the pandemic have further disrupted LGBTQ youth’s access to spaces that they rely on for affirmation, such as school and the homes of friends, romantic partners, and chosen family.