A new report by The Trevor Project shows that a unique convergence of stressors experienced by young people with a multiracial and LGBTQ identity may make them more susceptible to negative experiences, and as a result, poorer mental health and well-being.
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ youth.
The report, titled “The Mental Health and Well-Being of Multiracial LGBTQ Youth,” explores the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ youth who are multiracial and provides within-group findings to highlight different experiences among them.
According to the report:
48% of multiracial LGBTQ youth reported seriously considering suicide in the past year, including 55% of multiracial transgender and nonbinary youth.
17% of multiracial LGBTQ youth attempted suicide in the past year, including 22% of multiracial transgender and nonbinary youth.
Multiracial LGBTQ youth who are exclusively youth of color reported higher rates of symptoms of depression, seriously considering suicide, and attempting suicide compared to multiracial LGBTQ youth who are White and another race/ethnicity.
31% of multiracial LGBTQ youth have experienced homelessness, been kicked out, or run away.
35% of multiracial LGBTQ youth have been physically threatened or harmed due to their sexual orientation.