State Advocacy

Inclusive Youth Data Collection

For governments to take action, policymakers need to see a lot of data that support the changes you want them to make. In Trevor’s case, this means making sure as much data as possible exists about the health and behaviors of LGBTQ youth so lawmakers can build policies that create safer environments nationwide.

One important way The Trevor Project is improving data collection about LGBTQ youth is through the Youth Health Risk Behavior Survey, a federal survey administered by the CDC. By encouraging more states and cities to add questions about sexual orientation and gender expression, we can look at how LGBTQ youth report on drug use, violence, sexual behavior, and suicide risk.



The CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)