suicide

Adam Kizer, bisexual teen, loses life by suicide after years of torment

When he was as young as nine years old, the life-threatening abuse from his peers started when they perceived Adam as "different." At that age, Adam narrowly missed being burned alive by escaping when other children tied him to a tree and doused him in gasoline, intending to set him on fire.

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WATCH: Laverne Cox to trans youth: "There is someone who loves you"

Actress Laverne Cox guest co-hosted The View yesterday morning and discussed the recent suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, Laverne's own attempt to take her life at a young age, the dangers of living in an anti-transgender culture, and resources for trans youth and their families.

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Guest Post: Four years later, the family of Tyler Clementi is making a difference in all our lives

Today is the four year anniversary of the death by suicide of Tyler Clementi. Sean M. Kosofsky, the Executive Director for The Tyler Clementi Foundation, shares a reflection on how the Clementi turned a personal tragedy into a public call for action.

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March 5, 2014

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to host LGBT conference

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will be hosting a conference on LGBT Suicide Risk and Prevention on March 22 at San Francisco State University.

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September 17, 2013

Snapshots: Faith leaders for non-discrimination, ENDA, and Jersey Strong

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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September 10, 2013

Video: World Suicide Prevention Day events, media, and activities

Today and throughout this month, The Trevor Project is helping to organize a lot of events and activites happening for World Suicide Prevention Day.

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December 6, 2011

New Analysis Reveals Disproportionate Discrimination and Violence Against Latino/a Transgender People

Yesterday, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) released Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Latino/a Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, revealing that transgender Latino/a people face poverty, unemployment, homelessness, discrimination and violence at significantly higher rates than both the overall transgender population and the general population.

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