LGBTQ+ youth across the nation face challenges every day, including suicide, feeling sad, hopelessness, discrimination, physical threats, and exposure to conversion therapy. The National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health 2019 guides what can be done to improve support for LGBTQ+ youth.
Key findings of the report from LGBTQ youth in the survey:
- Less than half of LGBTQ respondents were out to an adult at school, with youth much less likely to disclose their gender identity than sexual orientation
- 2 in 3 LGBTQ youth reported that someone tried to convince them to change their sexual orientation or gender identity
- 71% of LGBTQ youth in our study reported discrimination due to either their sexual orientation or gender identity
- 58% of transgender and non-binary youth reported being discouraged from using a bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity
- 76% of LGBTQ youth felt that the recent political climate impacted their mental health or sense of self
Our Minds Matter aims to change the school culture around mental health and support the mental health of ALL teens. We hope you’ll participate in some or all of our Pride activities from May 18th-June 30th.
Through the Pride Campaign we hope to:
- Recognize the impact LGBTQ+ people have had in the world
- Raise awareness about current issues facing the community
- Advocate for inclusive policies or to ban harmful ones
- Promote Trevor Project resources
Click here to access the Pride Campaign Toolkit. In the toolkit, you will find the Pride Virtual Campaign Guide that includes a variety of activities, challenges, and more. Also, you will find logos and social media posts that your club and individuals can share with others throughout the campaign.
If you have more questions or want to support this campaign email [email protected]