Resources for caring for LGBTQ+ Young People

 In Diversity & Gen Z

At Springtide, we know many members of Gen Z deem the values of authenticity and inclusion as fundamental – they want to show up as their whole selves in every area of life and want others to be able to do that as well.

During Pride Month, we’ll be highlighting the voices of LGBTQ+ young people and the issues they’re facing. Below are two different conversations with our Head of Community Engagement Marte Aboagye discussing LGBTQ+ mental health and wellbeing.

In this conversation, Marte is joined by Penelope French, The Trevor Project’s Public Training Manager. Together they highlighted mental health research from both organizations as well as resources to equip adults to support #LGBTQ youth and young adults in your own community.

TheTrevorProject is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. Their trained crisis counselors are available 24/7, 365 days a year, and their support extends to advocacy, research, and public education to help allies and educators understand the needs of LGBTQ young people. Learn more about their research and resources here.

In this conversation, Marte joins Jean-Marie Navetta, Director of Learning and Inclusion, PFLAG National, on the Straight For Equality podcast. Together they discuss the experiences of non-binary young people and what research has shown about their mental health.

Straight for Equality is a national outreach and education program created in 2007 by PFLAG National to empower new allies who, unlike a more traditional PFLAG member, don’t necessarily have a family connection to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community.

Make mental-health friendly spaces the standard for Gen Z

See more of Springtide’s research and resources in The Springtide Series on Mental Health.

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