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…
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…
To commemorate Latinx Heritage Month, we asked several of our Latinx LGBTQ celebrity and influencer supporters to share what this month means to them and to offer advice on navigating the unique intersections of their identities.
“The Trevor Project is grateful to Carl Nassib for living his truth and supporting LGBTQ youth. This generous donation will help us scale our life-saving crisis services to reach the more than 1.8 million LGBTQ youth who seriously consider suicide each year in the U.S," said Amit Paley (he/him), CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project.
To celebrate this important month and to show our support for Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ youth, we asked several of our favorite Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ celebrity and influencer supporters to share what this month means to them and to offer advice on navigating the intersections of their identities.
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.
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.