The Trevor Project (15 Articles with 21,704 total views)
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
On November 15, one week after a heated midterm election, over 45 local Pennsylvanians — including young people, parents, and leaders from local and state LGBTQ organizations — gathered at the Erie Center for Arts and Technology as part of a town hall event focused on educating the community about ways that state policies impact LGBTQ young people in The Commonwealth.
December 15, 2022 - The Trevor Project
, the leading suicide prevention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, published its first-ever state-level analysis of LGBTQ youth mental health in all 50 states
. Based on The Trevor Project's most recent national survey, which captured the experiences of nearly 34,000 LGBTQ youth ages 13-24 in the U.S., these data provide critical insights into the suicide risk, barriers to mental health care, anti-LGBTQ victimization, and negative impacts of recent politics reported by LGBTQ youth. These data also point to ways in which people can support the LGBTQ youth in their lives by highlighting access to accepting communities, LGBTQ-affirming spaces, and social support among family and friends - protective factors that are consistently associated with lower suicide risk. The Pennsylvania-specific report is here
- May 19, 2021 - The Trevor Project
, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, today released the findings of its 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health
, representing the experiences of nearly 35,000 LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24) across the United States. The third annual survey finds that 42% of respondents seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth. An overwhelming majority of LGBTQ youth also reported recent symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder or major depressive disorder, yet nearly half of respondents reported wanting mental health care in the past year but were not able to get it.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - August 16, 2018 -
The California Senate passed Assemblymember Evan Low's (D-Silicon Valley) bill to protect LGBTQ Californians from so-called "conversion therapy" in a vote of 25-11. The legislation is cosponsored by Equality California, the nation's largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, and the Trevor Project and would make clear that claiming to be able to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity - or attempting to do so - in exchange for payment is a fraudulent business practice.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - April 19, 2018 -
Legislation to ban efforts to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, sometimes called "conversion therapy" or "reparative therapy," passed in the California Assembly this morning with a bipartisan vote of 50-14 (pending additional votes from members who were not present in the chamber at the time of the initial tally). Assemblymember Evan Low's AB 2943, cosponsored by Equality California
and the Trevor Project
, would make California the first state in the nation to ban these widely discredited practices from being performed on both children and adults.
October 6, 2017 - The Trevor Project
, the nation's leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people, condemns the Department of Justice's guidance today that grants a dangerous "license to discriminate" against LGBTQ people. This so-called guidance follows the department's move yesterday to rescind Title XII protections and allow discrimination against transgender people.
August 15, 2017 - The Trevor Project
, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth, applauded the defeat on Tuesday night of dangerous anti-transgender bathroom bills in Texas.
August 16, 2017 - The Trevor Project
, the nation's only crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization focused on LGBTQ youth and a LoveLOUD festival beneficiary, today thanked the Mormon Church for their support of the concert and for calling for a community of inclusion.
August 22, 2017 - The Trevor Project
and National Center for Transgender Equality
today sent a request under the Freedom of Information Act to the U.S. Department of Education to shine a light on its legal responsibility to protect the civil rights of transgender and other LGBTQ youth in schools across our nation.
August 2, 2017 (West Hollywood, CA)
– Today, the Trevor Project
– the nation's largest LGBTQ youth crisis intervention & suicide prevention organization – reported a dramatic spike in calls, text messages and online chats overall, and most specifically from transgender youth following
President Trump's tweet regarding transgender military service members and the announcement of the "bathroom bill" in the Texas legislature.
NEW YORK – November 15, 2016 -- The election of Donald Trump and Mike Pence took many by surprise, especially young people. After a divisive campaign marked by threats of stripping LGBTQ rights, and arguably the most anti-LGBT political party platform in U.S. history, the Republicans took control of our congress and executive branch of government leading many to fear the worst. The potential impact among LGBTQ youth is particularly disturbing. After eight years of progressive policies that championed diversity and were supportive of LGBTQ people, many are highly concerned about their futures.
Data released in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Report
shows that the rate of death by suicide among adolescents, 10 – 14 years old, has been on the rise and is now higher than that of death by motor vehicles. In 2009 approximately 1 youth per 100,000 died by suicide, compared to 2014 when approximately 2 youth per 100,000 took their own lives.
Sacramento - Setpember 26, 2016 -
California Governor Jerry Brown today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2246, authored by Asm. Patrick O'Donnell (D-Long Beach). The bill requires school districts across the state to adopt formal suicide prevention, intervention, and follow-up plans for all middle and high school students. AB 2246 is sponsored by Equality California
and The Trevor Project
Los Angeles, CA – During National Suicide Prevention Month this September, The Trevor Project
, the only national accredited suicide prevention and crisis intervention resource for LGBTQ youth under age 25, is using various forms of digital media to engage with hundreds of thousands of people about the many ways they can make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth. As part of these plans, The Trevor Project will be launching a billboard in Times Square inspiring people to take part in the fight to save young LGBTQ lives. They will also be joining the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Take 5 to Save Lives, and SAMHSA for their #BeThe1To campaign, which inspires people to connect, communicate, and care about suicide prevention.