Category Archives: Toolbox

Talking about Suicide and LGBT Populations

Center for American Progress: Talking about Suicide and LGBT Youth

In the past few years we’ve seen more awareness in our community about suicide and LGBT populations, especially LGBT Youth.   Studies like the Youth Risk Behavior Survey -when LGBT data is collected by some states at the local level –  have consistently shown that LGBT Youth are at higher risk for ‘suicidal ideation’ (suicidal thoughts).  This is largely due to minority stress which […]

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Gender and Sexuality Awareness Flags

Gender and Sexuality Flags

Here is a quick guide to some of the most common flags used in the LGBT community (and beyond) to describe gender and/or sexuality related identities.  While definitions are provided for reference, please know definitions of many of these terms are evolving and changing all the time.  I encourage you to explore these identities further to learn more. Asexual Pride […]

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New Guide to Supporting LGBT Asylum Seekers

Guide to Supporting LGBT Asylum Seekers

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in partnership with the LGBT Freedom and Asylum Network (LGBT-FAN), and the National LGBTQ Task Force, recently announced an essential new guide, Stronger Together: a Guide to Supporting LGBT Asylum Seekers, during an event at HRC’s Equality Center. Stronger Together provides crucial advice and guidance to service providers working with LGBT asylum seekers coming to […]

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