Topics :: gay suicide

New SAMSHA Guide Helps Support LGBT Kids

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Mar 9, 2014
In its continuing effort to foster the well-being of LGBT kids, the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at SF State University has developed "Helping Families to Support their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children."

Rick Warren Acts on Mental Health in Son’s Death

By Gillian Flaccus | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
A year after his son’s suicide, popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren is taking on a new mental health ministry inspired by his personal tragedy.

Fun. Raises Funds for LGBT Youth at Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
The Grammy award-winning band fun. launched a campaign to raise $250,000 to build a community health center for the Ruth Ellis Center, which provides housing, meals, clothing and medical services for LGBT youth in need in Detroit.

11-Year-Old Bullied For Being A Brony Fights for Life After Suicide Attempt

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
An 11-year-old boy is fighting for his life after attempting suicide when kids called him gay for being a Brony.

ACT-UP Co-Founder Carl Goodman Commits Suicide

By Joe Siegel | Monday Jan 13, 2014
Carl Goodman, a longtime AIDS activist and co-founder of AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP), which held protests against government inaction in the 80s, took his own life on Jan. 5. He was 58.

Jane Lynch Honored with Trevor Hero Award in LA

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Dec 6, 2013
Kathy Griffin hosts when lesbian Emmy winner Jane Lynch receives the Trevor Hero Award at the TrevorLIVE benefit in LA.

Family Visits Site of Rutgers Student’s Suicide

Sunday Nov 10, 2013
The family of the Rutgers University student whose suicide sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people paid their first visit Sunday to the bridge where he took his life.

Trevor Project and Campus Pride Create Online Safety Net

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Nov 1, 2013
In an effort to keep LGBT youth safe from suicide and bullying, The Trevor Project and Campus Pride have created an online resource.

Oregon Man Killed in Colo. on Nationwide Walk

Friday Oct 11, 2013
An Oregon man who lost his gay son to suicide and was walking across the country to raise awareness about bullying is dead after being hit by a truck in eastern Colorado.

Wentworth Miller Attempted Suicide Before Coming Out

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Sep 9, 2013
Former "Prison Break" actor Wentworth Miller opens up about coming out and says he tried to take his own life more than once when understanding his sexuality.