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 Relationship Between Firearms, Mass Shootings and Suicide Risk among LGBTQ+ Young People
JUN. 6, 2024 — The presence of a firearm in the home was associated with a 17% higher odds of attempting suicide in the past year. Being impacted or knowing someone impacted by a mass shooting was associated with a 32% higher odds of attempting suicide in the last year.
Adult LGBTQ+ Role Models in the Lives of LGBTQ+ Young People
MAY. 15, 2024 — Two-thirds of LGBTQ+ young people (67%) reported having at least one older LGBTQ+ adult role model in their lives.
Mental Health and Access to Care for LGBTQ+ Girls and Young Women
APR. 24, 2024 — In total, 66% of LGBTQ+ girls and young women reported receiving mental health care in the past, with 58% of these individuals finding it helpful.
Sexual Violence and Suicide Risk among LGBTQ+ Young People
MAR. 27, 2024 — LGBTQ+ young people report higher rates of sexual violence than the general population. Nearly two in five LGBTQ+ young people (39%) reported that they had ever been forced to do “sexual things” that they did not want to do.
Discrimination among Black LGBTQ+ Young People and Suicide Risk
FEB. 13, 2024 — Just over one in five (21%) Black transgender, nonbinary, or questioning young people reported a suicide attempt in the past year.
Perceived Life Expectancy and Life Purpose in LGBTQ+ Young People
JAN. 17, 2024 — The majority of LGBTQ+ young people (64%) reported believing there was a high chance (i.e., more likely than not) of living to age 35, while just over 1 in 3 (36%) believed their chances were low.

National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Young People

Amplifying the experiences of more than 18,000 LGBTQ+ young people across the U.S., these data underscore the harmful impact that anti-LGBTQ+ bullying and politics can have on youth mental health, while also giving us a roadmap to better support and uplift the LGBTQ+ young people in our lives.


of LGBTQ+ young people seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year — including 46% of transgender and nonbinary young people.


of LGBTQ+ young people said their well-being was negatively impacted due to recent politics.


of transgender and nonbinary young people found their school to be gender-affirming, and those who did reported lower rates of attempting suicide.

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.