Changing the Course of History: Best of 2012

Empowering the Next Generation

HRC is committed to empowering the future leaders of the LGBT community. A big component of that is to creating environments where they can thrive at home, at school and in their communities. The groundbreaking report Growing Up LGBT in America helps us understand the current landscape for LGBT youth and positions us to improve their lives so they can reach their full potential.

  • HRC’s groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth provided a stark picture of the experiences, needs, and concerns of LGBT youth ages 13-17. The survey was the largest of its kind and resulted in a detailed report, Growing Up LGBT in America.
  • On October 11, HRC released a follow-up National Coming Out Day Youth Report, returning to the survey data to further explore the coming out experiences of LGBT youth.