2018 Youth Reports

Produced by the HRC Foundation

We have archived this resource page for our 2018-era youth reports.
To view our most up to date research, please go to our new 2023 LGBTQ+ Youth Reports page.

HRC’s report, Growing Up LGBTQ+ in America, is a groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBTQ+-identified youth ages 13-17. It provides a stark picture of the difficulties they face — the impact on their well-being is profound, however these youth are quite resilient. They find safe havens among their peers, online and in their schools. They remain optimistic and believe things will get better. Nevertheless, the findings are a call to action for all adults who want ensure that young people can thrive.

National Coming Out Day Report

The Human Rights Campaign’s National Coming Out Day report explores the coming out experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth—to whom they come out, in what settings, obstacles they experience, and the ways in which coming out may be related to their personal well–being, sense of safety, and their connections to family, school and community.
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Call to Action

Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth

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The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Find out more at http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ+ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network "for" and "by" student leaders. Find out more about their work at www.campuspride.org and research at www.campuspride.org/research.

The Human Rights Campaign reports on news, events and resources of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that are of interest to the general public and further our common mission to support the LGBTQ+ community.

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