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Half of Our Trans Kids Contemplated Suicide Last Year

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OK, this isn’t a typical QSF story. But so many of our members are trans or non-binary or gender-fluid or genderqueer. Take a moment to read this, and reach out to your friends to tell them you love them EXACTLY AS THEY ARE.

From LGBTQ Nation:

The Trevor Project’s latest National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health found some troubling results: nearly half of the youth they surveyed considered taking their own lives in the last year. More than half of transgender and nonbinary youth considered doing so as well.

That is undoubtedly due in part, to the record number of anti-LGBTQ legislation being considered or enacted across the country. More than 9 out of 10 youth surveyed cited recent politics as something that negatively affected their mental health.

Related: Almost a quarter of all workers say they know LGBTQ employees are treated unfairly

“You can see this as wave upon wave, just building and building, until for a lot of LGBTQ youth it just feels like it’s too much,” Sam Brinton, the vice president of Advocacy and Government Affairs at the Trevor Project, told The Hill in revealing the results this month.

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