Thursday, April 21, 2011

LGBT Youth in Southern, Midwestern States at Highest Risk of Suicide

Via the Huffington Post:
More than 70 percent of the thousands of calls to the 24/7 Trevor Lifeline originate in the southern and central regions of the United States, where there are traditionally fewer legal protections, in- and out-of-school support services and accepting environments for LGBTQ young people. 

While there are wonderful programs in these areas that do excellent work, some youth in these areas receive less support and face tougher challenges in their communities and schools.

For more information about The Trevor Project, click here.

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