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LGBT Suicide Hotlines Call Volume Rises After Trump Win – Resource List

LGBT Suicide Hotlines Call Volume Rises After Trump Win - Resource List

LGBT suicide prevention and help hotlines are reporting that calls to their services have spiked since Donald Trump was elected president.

Trans Hotline, a nonprofit that focuses on suicide prevention for transgender people, has received at least five times the call volume it normally gets. And the Trevor Project, the nation’s only LGBT youth-focused suicide prevention hotline, received more calls, texts, and online chats on Wednesday than it’s gotten on a single day in four years, more than double its normal daily volume.

Callers expressed fear that many of the gains in LGBT rights made under the Obama administration—like access to trans-related health care—will be lost under Trump said Gretta Martela, director of Trans Hotline.

Callers expressed fear that many of the gains in LGBT rights made under the Obama administration—like access to trans-related health care—will be lost under Trump, Martela said. Medical experts have said that access to appropriate hormones and other treatments for gender dysphoria can be essential to a transgender person’s physical and mental health. “The Republicans are looking to repeal Obamacare,” Martela said. “So a lot of people are looking at losing their health care coverage.”

Steve Mendelsohn, deputy executive director of the Trevor Project, said queer youth who contacted his hotline shared similar concerns. “Ninety-five percent of them tell us that they’re worried about the election results,” he said. “And they’re telling us that they’re feeling anxious and scared…They talk about things that came up during the election campaign. So a fear that perhaps gay marriage will be reversed. Or that conversion therapy will be promoted. Or that their insurance might be taken away.”

Nearly 30 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth have attempted suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared with less than 7 percent of straight youth.

No matter what your age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  PLEASE reach out if you need help or are feeling depressed.

  • Gay & Lesbian National Support: 1-888-THE-GLNH (843-4564)
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Support Line: 1-800-850-8078
  • National Hotline for Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgendered Youth: 1-800-347-8336
  • PRIDE Institute for Lesbian and Gay Mental Health: 1-800-547-7433)
  • LGBT Hate Crime Hotline: 1-800-616-HATE (4283)
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (2433)
  • National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK (8245)
  • International Suicide Hotline List
  • The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386
  • Crisis Call Center: 1-800-273-8255
  • Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
  • Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-999-9999

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Google+ To Hold “State of our Unions” Hangout Series On Same Sex Marriage – Join the Conversation!

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With only 1 week to go before the Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments on the issue of same-sex marriage Google+ Hangouts will discussing the issues related to the same-sex marriage debate starting March 20th  and running through the Supreme Courts oral arguments on March 28th.

The “State of our Unions” Hangout series will include Washington Post journalists and writers such as Chris Cillizza, Nia Malika-Henderson, Jonathan Capehart, Liz Tenety and Robert Barnes as well as participating organizations The Advocate, The Center for American Progress, The Family Equality Council, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, The Heritage Foundation, SCOTUSblog, and Third Way (#stateofourunion).

State of our Unions hosted by The Washington Post

  • March 20 – Tell it to me straight: The facts behind the cases
  • March 21 – Evolving Conversations: Is this the new civil rights movement?
  • March 22 – Keeping Faith: The role religion plays in the gay marriage debate
  • March 26 – Getting Real: What are the real-life impacts of these decisions?
  • March 27 – Arguments made — now what?

The Pride Plus Google+ Community will also cover the topic with “At Last? A Marriage Equality Hangout Series”, taking your questions and debating them among their panel of activists and LGBT nonprofits (#Time4Marriage). At Last? A Marriage Equality Hangout Series hosted by Pride Plus

  • March 22 – Why “Marriage” Matters
  • March 25 – Real Couples, Real Stories
  • March 28 – If we win? If we lose?

So whether you’re an advocate, activist, political junkie, or just someone who wants to talk  express your opinion,and get involved.  Check out this Google+ Hangout series and  join the conversation or use the hashtags #supremecourt and #gaymarriage on Twitter to follow along and talk.