Latest Research from The Trevor Project

We are committed to producing innovative research that brings knowledge and clinical implications to the field of LGBTQ mental health and suicide research. We accomplish this by leading the development, execution, and analysis of survey data collected from LGBTQ young people. We translate these findings and statistics to inform evidence-based policies and practices.

The Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Young People with Disabilities
DEC. 1, 2023 — Just under two thirds (65%) of LGBTQ young people with disabilities reported feeling discriminated against for their actual or perceived disability in the past year.
The Mental Health and Well-Being of Indigenous LGBTQ Young People
NOV. 30, 2023 — This report explores the mental health and well-being of young people who are both Indigenous and LGBTQ. It uses data from a national sample of nearly 2,000 Indigenous LGBTQ young people ages 13 to 24 who participated in The Trevor Project’s 2023 U.S. National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People.
Affirming Actions and Gender Euphoria Among Transgender and Nonbinary Young People
NOV. 15, 2023 — Gender euphoria is defined as satisfaction or joy caused when one’s gendered experience aligns with their gender identity, rather than with the gender they were assigned at birth.
The Mental Health and Well-Being of Latinx LGBTQ Young People
OCT. 12, 2023 — This report explores the unique mental health outcomes of LGBTQ young people who are Latinx, and provides findings specific to Mexican, Cuban, and Puerto Rican LGBTQ youth. It uses data from a national sample of nearly 6,900 Latinx LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 24 who participated in The Trevor Project’s 2023 National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People.
Self-Injury and its Relationship to Suicide Attempts Among LGBTQ Young People
OCT. 9, 2023 — LGBTQ young people who self-injured in the past year reported higher odds of both considering and attempting suicide in the past year compared to LGBTQ young people who did not.
Acceptance from Adults is Associated with Lower Rates of Suicide Attempts Among LGBTQ Young People
SEP. 22, 2023 — LGBTQ young people who had accepting adults in their lives reported significantly lower odds of attempting suicide compared to those who did not.

National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People

Amplifying the experiences of more than 28,000 LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24) across the United States, our fifth annual survey underscores negative mental health impacts of anti-LGBTQ policies & victimization, while also underscoring the protective nature of affirming homes and schools, and how LGBTQ young people would envision a more accepting world.

41%

of LGBTQ young people seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year — and young people who are transgender, nonbinary, and/or people of color reported higher rates than their peers.

56%

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

60%

of LGBTQ young people reported that they felt discriminated against in the past year and 15% reported being threatened with or subjected to conversion therapy.

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 Trevor Project Research team grows.