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LGBTQ+ youth with firearms in their homes are more likely to consider suicide: report

As mass shootings weigh on LGBTQ+ young people, those who have a firearm in their home reported higher rates of considering and attempting suicide.

Adult LGBTQ+ role models are instrumental to queer youth's mental health. Here's how

Two-thirds of LGBTQ+ young people (67 percent) report having at least one older LGBTQ+ adult role model in their day-to-day lives. Here's why that's important.

Anti-LGBTQ+ laws lead to 'public health crisis' with higher suicide rates among queer youth

Ninety percent of LGBTQ+ youth said their well-being has been negatively impacted by recent politics, according to a new survey from The Trevor Project.

Toxicology experts say death from medications in Nex Benedict case ‘very, very uncommon’

Following the announcement that the teenager’s death was suicide through the combined toxicity of two common medications, The Advocate spoke with experts about the risks of these drugs.

A new bill would enhance LGBTQ+ youth mental health services

The Pride in Mental Health Act, introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Laphonza Butler and Tina Smith, comes at a time of crisis for LGBTQ+ young people..

President Biden addresses LGBTQ+ youth ‘suicide crisis’ in statement on Nex Benedict

President Joe Biden issued called attention to the teenager’s death and called for an end to bullying.

'Death by bullying' — teen’s suicide finding elicits anger and sadness among Oklahoma’s LGBTQ+ community

In the wake of the medical examiner's report, queer Oklahomans have called out the bullying Nex Benedict endured. “Even if it is a suicide, it’s still by bullying,” one person said.

Nex Benedict died by suicide, says Oklahoma medical examiner

The coroner’s report indicates that Benedict died from a toxic mix of diphenhydramine and fluoxetine.

West Virginia Republicans want to prevent suicidal transgender youth from receiving care

GOP lawmakers in West Virginia are pushing to overturn an exception that allows transgender youth at risk of self-harm or suicide to receive gender-affirming care.

Black trans, nonbinary youth have higher suicide risk than cisgender queer peers (exclusive)

A new Trevor Project report details the challenges faced by Black LGBTQ+ young people and how they differ within this population.

On Mental Health and Acknowledging Us, Rosalynn Carter Was Ahead of Her Time

The former first lady's advocacy a lifetime ago has proven her to be consequential in helping the marginalized.

Conservative Media Outlet 1819 News Under Fire for Outing Alabama Mayor Who Died

The Alabama media outlet that outed Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland, a Baptist preacher who died by suicide afterward, has come under harsh criticism.

Suicide and the Question of Whether It’s Ever OK to Out Someone

The suicide of an Alabama mayor and pastor shows the cruelty of being outed and raises the question if outing someone is ever appropriate even as retribution for hypocrites.

As We Observe Our 25th Anniversary, the Trevor Project Reflects on a Tough Year

Amid an increasingly vitriolic anti-LGBTQ movement and internal challenges, we have been tested like never before. But nothing will stop our mission of ending suicide among LGBTQ youth, writes Gina Muñoz.

Hong Kong Appeals Court Rules Housing Authority Can’t Discriminate Against Some Same-Sex Couples

The ruling came too late for one of the plaintiffs, whose husband continued the battle when he died by suicide before the courts could rule in their favor.

Latinx LGBTQ+ Youth Have High Suicide Risk, Other Challenges: Trevor Project

But support in families and schools reduces this risk as does pride in one's identity, the Trevor Project's new report says.

World Suicide Prevention Day: LGBTQ+ Groups Raise Awareness

The groups point to the issues that escalate mental health concerns for LGBTQ+ people, especially queer youth.

California Mom Blames Bullying for Gay Son’s Death

She said kids relentlessly teased her son because of his sexual orientation.

Pregnant Florida Trans Man Killed by Partner in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Camdyn Rider, 21, of Winter Haven, died after being shot several times.

80% of Transgender Americans Have Considered Suicide: Study

The data from UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute study showed that more than 80 percent of trans adults have considered suicide.