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.

LGBTQ Youth in Small Towns and Rural Areas

Nearly half of LGBTQ youth in rural areas and small towns stated that their community was somewhat or very unaccepting of LGBTQ people compared to just over a quarter of those in urban and suburban areas.

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Bullying and Suicide Risk among LGBTQ Youth

Negative treatment by others, such as bullying, is a strong and consistent risk factor for youth suicide, and LGBTQ youth experience bullying at significantly greater rates than their straight and cisgender peers.

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LGBTQ Youth Sports Participation

Although nearly one in three LGBTQ young people reported participating in sports, a number of LGBTQ youth reported choosing not to participate in sports due to reasons related to discrimination.

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LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention in Schools

This brief explores the inclusion of LGBTQ people or LGBTQ issues, as well as suicide prevention, in middle and high school curriculums.

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Diversity of Nonbinary Youth

This report uses data from The Trevor Project’s 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health to examine the diversity of nonbinary youth.

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Pride Among LGBTQ Youth

This brief examines LGBTQ pride among LGBTQ youth, focusing on intersectional variations in reports of pride, and pride's relation to suicide risk among LGBTQ youth.

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National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

Our third annual survey provides new data on mental health and suicide risk among LGBTQ youth with our most diverse sample yet, with 45% being LGBTQ youth of color and 38% being transgender or nonbinary.

42%

of LGBTQ respondents seriously considered attempting suicide in the past twelve months.

80%+

of LGBTQ youth stated that COVID-19 made their living situation more stressful.

48%

of LGBTQ youth reported they wanted counseling from a mental health professional but were unable to receive it in the past year.

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.