A person who supports LGBTQ+ people. Many LGBTQ+ people now prefer and encourage the use of the term advocate/accomplice instead, given that they often see ally used as a label that anyone could passively obtain. Others are working to reframe ally to its verb form, which requires work and effort.
LGBTQ youth are not inherently prone to suicide risk because of their sexual orientation or gender identity but rather placed at higher risk because of how they are mistreated and stigmatized in society.
The Trevor Project acknowledges that every LGBTQ young person’s situation and environment is different. We want to share some tips to help LGBTQ youth navigate personal safety while channeling their energy into meaningful action online or in person.