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Advocacy

The Trevor Project Condemns Trump Admin’s Latest Attack on LGBTQ Students

Statement from Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project: “The Trevor Project condemns the recent guidance from the Department of Education as a completely unacceptable attack on the rights of LGBTQ young people. In its final hours, the Trump Administration is attempting to once more harm LGBTQ students by misapplying the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. This Administration has consistently misconstrued the law as it applies to protecting LGBTQ youth from discrimination, especially those who are transgender or nonbinary, which puts their mental health and wellness at risk. “Recent research from The Trevor Project found that…
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Advocacy

The Trevor Project Files Amicus Brief in Idaho Supporting Transgender Student-Athlete Rights

The Trevor Project filed an amicus brief yesterday with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Hecox v. Little. Lindsay Hecox is a transgender student at Boise State University who wants to be part of the school track team and filed suit after Idaho passed HB 500 early in 2020 — making it the first state in the nation to restrict transgender women and girls from playing on college and high school sports teams that correspond with their gender identity. The amicus brief provides the Court and the public with The Trevor Project’s unique insights into the serious harms…
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Advocacy

The Trevor Project Applauds the Fourth Circuit for its Groundbreaking Decision in Favor of Gavin Grimm and Trans Equality

Statement from Sam Brinton (they/them pronouns), Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs for The Trevor Project: “Today’s decision in favor of Gavin Grimm is a tremendous victory for transgender equality. When transgender and nonbinary students are denied access to school facilities or documents consistent with their gender identity, they are are not only denied basic dignity and respect, but also fundamental human rights. This decision reaffirms that anti-transgender discrimination is, in fact, illegal under the law. The Trevor Project applauds Gavin Grimm and his attorneys for their immense courage and resiliency over the course of this five-year-long battle for…
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Press

The Trevor Project Joins Lambda Legal & Over Two Dozen LGBTQ Organizations on Amicus Brief Urging SCOTUS to Protect LGBTQ Foster Youth and Parents

Oral argument for Fulton v. City of Philadelphia is scheduled for November 4, 2020. Statement from Sam Brinton (they/them pronouns), Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs for The Trevor Project: “As the largest suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth, we know how vital family support is to mental health and wellness. According to The Trevor Project’s 2020 national survey, LGBTQ youth who reported high levels of social support from family and friends were significantly less likely to attempt suicide compared to those with lower levels of social support. It is unconscionable that any foster care agency would deny a child a…
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Community

The Trevor Project Statement on Black Lives Matter

The Trevor Project believes unequivocally that Black Lives Matter and that we need to actively work to end systemic racism. It demeans the dignity of all of us to see some of us treated unjustly and inhumanely. LGBTQ people have an obligation to stand in solidarity with the Black community. That’s not just because Black people—and specifically Black trans people—were among those in the vanguard of fighting for LGBTQ equality at Compton’s Cafeteria, Stonewall, and many other places. And that’s not just because many people in the LGBTQ community are Black. Instead, LGBTQ people have a special obligation to stand…
Education

Approaching Conversations on the Intersection of Race and LGBTQ Identity

By: Kendra Gaunt (she/they), Data + AI Product Owner, The Trevor Project As communities around the world join together in the movement to address systemic racism, white supremacy, and end the unjust killings of Black people in the United States of America, The Trevor Project hears from LGBTQ youth who experience a range of intense emotions and feelings. LGBTQ young people, including those who feel heartfelt solidarity at protests or sadness from seeing how racism and police brutality impacts Black people, are starting conversations about race and their LGBTQ identities all over the country. Many Black LGBTQ young people have…