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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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Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Crisis Services

Public Availability and Disclosure of Mental Health Resources at HEIs Introduction Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) often take on a “home away from home” role for the students that attend them, and as such are integral to maintaining students’ mental health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that suicide is the second leading cause of death for those ages 18-24, the average age of college students. This public health crisis disproportionately impacts LGBTQ students, who are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their straight, cisgender peers. Young adults may benefit from having access to peer…
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The Trevor Project Applauds WI Gov. for Signing Pro-LGBTQ Executive Orders

WASHINGTON, DC — June 1, 2021 — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, commended Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers for signing three pro-LGBTQ executive orders, including one that instructs the state’s Department of Health Services (DHS), Department of Children and Families (DCF), and Department of Corrections (DOC) to update policies and “expressly disallow” payment of state and federal funds for conversion therapy on minors. “Conversion therapy is a dangerous, fraudulent practice that should never be subsidized with taxpayer dollars. Thank you to Governor Evers for taking…
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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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The Trevor Project Condemns AR State Legislature for Banning Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Youth

WASHINGTON, DC — April 6, 2021 — 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 Arkansas state legislature for overriding Governor Asa Hutchinson’s veto to pass HB 1570, which will criminalize the provision of best-practice, gender-affirming care for transgender and nonbinary youth in Arkansas.