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Chile: Minister Cubillos is committed to investigating case of boy who committed suicide

Minister Cubillos is committed to investigating the case of a transgender boy who committed suicide in Copiapó and advancing inclusive educational policies

US: New study on gun violence against LGBT people highlights need for data and research

A new report from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law examines gun violence against LGBT people, including suicides, homicides, and other forms of gun violence.

Japan: How a gay student’s suicide is helping Japan’s LGBT community speak up

Gay graduate student was found dead on campus soon after he was outed in 2015

Japan’s LGBT community has long been silent about the struggles of coming out, and advocates say the country still has ‘a huge problem’ with insensitivity around the subject

Northern Ireland: How uncomfortable conversations can save lives

In 2014, aged 24, McKee wrote to her teenage self about being gay, her future in journalism, and being happy

Canada: Gay-straight alliances contribute to a safer school climate long-term

Gay-straight alliances (GSAs) help make schools safer for students the longer they are in place, even among straight students, finds new research from the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre at the University of British Columbia.

US: Transgender Identity and Experiences of Violence Victimization, Substance Use, Suicide Risk, and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among High School Students — 19 States and Large Urban School Districts, 2017

Transgender youths (those whose gender identity* does not align with their sex†) experience disparities in violence victimization, substance use, suicide risk, and sexual risk compared with their cisgender peers (those whose gender identity does align with their sex) Yet few large-scale assessments of these disparities among high school students exist.