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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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The Trevor Project Condemns Anti-Transgender Medical Care Ban Signed Into Law in South Dakota

The bill bans doctors from providing best-practice medical care to transgender and nonbinary youth February 13, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people, condemned the signage of HB 1080 into law, a bill banning doctors from providing best-practice medical care to transgender and nonbinary youth. South Dakota is now the fourth state in the U.S., and the second this legislative session, to implement this type of medical care ban. “This ban denies transgender and nonbinary youth crucial support and care. Even in the face of professional guidance from every major medical and mental…
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The Trevor Project Opposes Extreme Bill Seeking to Censor Curriculums & Supportive Teachers in Missouri

LGBTQ youth who have access to LGBTQ-affirming schools and supportive teachers report lower rates of attempting suicide. February 6, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people, voiced its opposition to SB134, a bill introduced in the Missouri General Assembly that would prohibit teachers, school counselors, and faculty from discussing LGBTQ identity or any related issues with a student unless that person is a licensed mental health provider and has received prior permission from the student’s parent or guardian. The bill will be considered by the Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee on Tuesday…
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The Trevor Project Condemns KY House Committee for Passing Anti-Trans Sports Ban

85% of transgender and nonbinary youth say that recent debates around anti-trans bills have negatively impacted their mental health. February 15, 2022 — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, condemned the Kentucky House Education Committee for passing HB 23, which would restrict transgender women and girls from playing on school sports teams that match their gender identity. “There are many things that can be done to help promote fairness in women’s sports. Excluding trans girls from participating is not one of them,” said…
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Black@Trevor Spotlight: Reema Wheeler

At The Trevor Project, we create intentional spaces, called Affinity Groups, that allow members of Team Trevor to connect with each other around their different intersectional identities. Over the next few months, we’ll feature member spotlights from across Trevor’s Affinity Groups. This month, we’re proud to spotlight TrevorSpace Supervisor and Black@Trevor member Reema Wheeler (she/they). As one of The Trevor Project’s pioneering Affinity Groups,  Black@Trevor leads with a mission to create spaces and resources for employees who identify within the Black Diaspora (and their allies) to connect, grow relationships, and build community. Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?  "Speak…
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Lexington, KY Protects LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

WASHINGTON, DC — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, commended the City of Lexington, Kentucky for passing an ordinance to protect LGBTQ youth from the harms of conversion therapy. Lexington becomes the third city in Kentucky to protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy — building momentum for the passage of statewide protections.  “This is an amazing victory for the LGBTQ youth of Lexington, who deserve to live their lives without fear of being subjected to the horrors of conversion therapy,” said Sam Brinton (they/them pronouns),…
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Black History in the Making: Trevor Staff Reflect on a Life-Changing Year

2020 was a historic year, but we can’t wait for the history books to process what it meant for those who lived it. While everyone felt the consequences of COVID-19 in some way, Black Americans on average felt it disproportionately — plus, they experienced the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement (and the daily realities of discrimination that led to it in the first place) on the world stage. This Black History Month, 10 of The Trevor Project’s Black employees from all over the organization share their oral history of the year that changed everything — particularly, how it…
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Lincoln Becomes First City in NE to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

Today,  the City Council of Lincoln, Nebraska passed an ordinance that prohibits licensed mental health professionals from subjecting LGBTQ youth to the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. With this 5 to 1 vote, the capital city of Lincoln becomes the first in the state to protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy. “The Trevor Project is delighted to see the great capital city of Lincoln become the first city in Nebraska to protect LGBTQ youth from the dangers of conversion therapy. We know from our research that this so-called ‘therapy’ has only ever worked to produce negative mental health outcomes and…