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This site is protected by recaptchaWhile API LGBTQ youth reported lower rates of depression and suicidality compared to non-API LGBTQ youth, their rates were still higher than straight/cisgender youth, according to the report.

It also found that API transgender and/or nonbinary youth were three times more likely to attempt suicide than cisgender API LGBTQ youth.

“I think it’s a great first step in terms of research and in terms of truly understanding the API LGBTQ youth community,” he said.

Green said The Trevor Project hopes the report will help API LGBTQ youth feel less alone by seeing their voices and experiences represented.

Another goal is to raise awareness among groups and individuals in a position to support these youth that API LGBTQ youth exist, and that providing acceptance and support makes a difference in their lives.

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