Your email address will not be published. Notify me of new posts by email. True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. Wednesdays from pm at N. Frontage Road, New London. Tony Ferrariolo, CPC-Life Coach runs two groups, Translation, a support group for transgender teenagers and Create Yourself, an art group for transgender and gender non-conforming children under the age of
However, a University of Illinois study reveals that bisexual teens are actually at a greater risk for trouble. When asked if they had thought about suicide during the past 30 days, 7 percent of straight students reported thinking about it, whereas 33 percent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth LGBTQ students reported they had thought about it. Breaking it down further, thirty-two percent of the questioning youth reported they had thought about suicide; bisexual students led the group with 44 percent. The survey also found bisexuals to be at a higher risk of suicide attempts, with more than 21 percent of the students surveyed reporting that they had made at least one attempt during the prior year. In terms of Internet harassment, 20 percent of straight students reported experiencing some form of cyberbullying. For LGBTQ students, that number was nearly doubled at 39 percent, and bisexuals were again the top group victimized, with 49 percent reporting some form of victimization. Researcher Joseph Robinson said one of the most stunning things is that the bullying of these adolescents starts young.
Imagine Generation Z—the 70 million kids born between and —and you probably picture them staring at their devices. A bunch of app-savvy, tech-addicted teens who never knew a time before smartphones. Half of Protestant youth pastors consider technology and social media the defining factor of this latest generation, but a new study released today by Barna Group sheds new light on striking social and demographic trends: Teenagers in Gen Z are at least twice as likely as American adults to identify as LGBT or as atheist. These are important markers of identity among the youngest segment of America, and pose new ministry challenges for the church. While the latest Gallup poll reported only 4.
Sen Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday joined LGBT activists to call for increased public opposition to what they say are growing incidents of hate against young people based on their gender identification or sexual orientation. Robin P. McHaelen , executive director of True Colors Inc. Since the election of Donald Trump last fall, the bullying has gotten worse.