Latest Research

We are committed to producing innovative research that brings knowledge and clinical implications to the field of suicide research. To accomplish this we monitor, analyze, and evaluate data collected from LGBTQ young people.

Protectiveness of Family Sexual Orientation Support
NOV. 30, 2022 — 3 in 4 LGBTQ youth who were out reported having at least one family member who supports their sexual orientation.
Age of Sexual Orientation Outness and Suicide Risk
OCT. 10, 2022 — These data serve as a call to action for the people in LGBTQ youth’s lives — parents, family members, teachers, doctors, and other direct service providers — to create affirming environments where LGBTQ youth can feel safe and supported coming out.
Suicide Risk and Access to Care Among LGBTQ College Students
SEP. 28, 2022 — LGBTQ college students with access to mental health services through their college had 84% lower odds of attempting suicide in the past year compared to LGBTQ college students without access.
Mental Health Among LGBTQ Youth with a Parent in the Military
AUG. 31, 2022 — LGBTQ youth who reported having a parent currently in the military had significantly higher rates of mental health challenges and suicide risk.
The Mental Health and Well-Being of Multiracial LGBTQ Youth
AUG. 11, 2022 — This report is the first of its kind to exclusively explore the mental health and well-being of multiracial LGBTQ youth, highlighting the unique mental health experiences among youth of different racial backgrounds. It uses data from a national sample of nearly 4,739 multiracial LGBTQ youth ages 13–24 who participated in The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health.
Trauma and Suicide Risk Among LGBTQ Youth
JUL. 28, 2022 — LGBTQ youth who reported high levels of trauma symptoms had more than three times greater odds of attempting suicide in the past year compared to those with no trauma symptoms and low or moderate trauma symptoms.

National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

Amplifying the experiences of nearly 34,000 LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24) across the United States — with 45% of respondents being LGBTQ youth of color and 48% being transgender or nonbinary — our fourth annual survey is one of the largest and most diverse surveys of LGBTQ youth ever conducted.

45%

of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year. Nearly 1 in 5 transgender and nonbinary youth attempted suicide and LGBTQ youth of color reported higher rates than their white peers.

60%

of LGBTQ youth who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it.

73%

of LGBTQ youth reported that they have experienced discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity at least once in their lifetime.

Research Collaboration

We, currently, don’t have additional capacity to partner on research studies or papers. We anticipate this changing at some point in the future as the Research team grows.