Growing Up LGBT in America: Next Steps
HRC intends to conduct further research with this expansive set of data and release future in-depth reports. Topics will likely include: “Youth of Color,” “Transgender Youth,” “Home & Family,” “Community & Culture,” “School & Peers,” and “Religion & Faith,” among others.
These key findings can help all youth-serving organizations better understand the concerns, fears, and barriers facing LGBT youth and help them establish inclusive policies and practices.
These data can inform the programmatic work of LGBT advocacy and direct service organizations, along with funders and supporters, enhancing our movement’s work on legislation and policy, administrative and regulatory changes at the local, state, and federal level.
Parents, family and friends can use these data to increase their own level of support and affirmation of the young LGBT people in their lives.
The experiences and hopes reported by LGBT youth in this poll inspire HRC to consider new ways to improve the lives of LGBT youth immediately and in the future. HRC will engage collaboratively with local and national organizations to raise the awareness of the concerns and problems identified here and to find solutions.