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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with Rep. Sharice Davids

Written by Ryan Bernsten (he/him), Senior Managing Editor Rep. Sharice Davids (she/her) is currently serving Kansas’s 3rd Congressional District in Congress. Sharice was raised by a single mom who spent more than 20 years serving in the US Army. She worked her way from Johnson County Community College to Cornell Law School, juggling multiple jobs to put herself through school. Sharice went on to work in economic and community development on Native American reservations, helping tribes to create programs and initiatives for growth. This work inspired her to apply for the prestigious White House Fellows program, where she served under…
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How You Can Be The One

Here at Trevor, we’ve been talking a lot about what it means to be the one for LGBTQ young people, especially as the year wraps up and we look to the (potentially tough) holiday season.You may have heard this before, but it bears repeating: for an LGBTQ young person, having at least one accepting adult in their life can lower odds of suicide risk by 40%.  This is more than just a statistic for us — it’s a reality we’ve seen in the individual lives of the LGBTQ young people we serve time and time again for 25 years. And…
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Making LGBTQ History Happen

This LGBTQ History Month, we’re remembering past trailblazers like Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Harvey Milk, and more, but we’re also looking forward to making more history. In a time of increased hostility toward LGBTQ people, and with anti-LGBTQ legislation still on the rise, the need for liberation is now. And when it comes to LGBTQ young people, their mental health is paying the price: 71% of LGBTQ youth — including 86% of trans and nonbinary youth — say state laws restricting the rights of LGBTQ young people have negatively impacted their mental health. They deserve to see a…
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Celebrating Asexual Awareness Week

Asexual Awareness Week or Ace Awareness Week is celebrated October 22-28, 2023 and is a time to support and better understand the experiences of asexual or ace individuals. It is crucial to recognize that asexuality has often been marginalized, overshadowed, or even erased from discussions about identity and sexuality. This week, we at Trevor aim to affirm the existence, validity, and diversity of asexual experiences. Asexuality, as a sexual orientation, is characterized by a lack of sexual attraction to others. It's essential to distinguish asexuality from aromanticism, a romantic orientation that refers to individuals who do not experience romantic attraction.…
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Online Safety for LGBTQ Young People

The Trevor Project and our partner Gen have collaborated on a timely new Guide to Online Safety for LGBTQ Young People, allowing our young people and parents to explore positive ways for social media and the internet to build community and mitigate the risks of bullying, scams, and other dangers. Check out our Guide and consider sharing it with the young people in your life.
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Coming Out Stories from Our Community

For Coming Out Day, we asked our community and LGBTQ young people about their coming out stories. What they shared proves that coming out is different from person to person, and that no matter what, everyone deserves to come out how and if they want. Share your coming out story: When I first came out to my mom, she said "omg me too!" and the same thing happened with my best friend. I wrote a letter to my mom and left to go to my friend's house, and told her to call me once she read it :) I just…