Data from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance evaluated by HRC’s Project Thrive shows that LGBTQ youth are living in a state of crisis and experiencing marginalization from many angles including school bullying, poor mental health, and substance use, with LGBTQ youth of color at greater risk. President Trump’s radical embrace of anti-LGBTQ extremism, his dangerous anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, and his penchant for division have created an environment ripe for anxiety and depression amongst and discrimination against LGBTQ youth.
LGBTQ youth across the United States often feel unsafe at school, and live in a state of mental health crisis
LGBTQ teens, especially transgender youth and LGBTQ youth of color, experience depression and housing instability at rates significantly greater than their non-LGBTQ peers.
The use of cigarettes, electronic vapor products, alcohol and illicit drugs is a pressing and ongoing issue for LGBTQ teens, and is most likely linked with LGBTQ teens’ experiences with bullying and violence in schools and in their communities.
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