Protect and Defend Queer and Trans Youth

A child holding a sign that reads "Defend and protect #queerkidsAB"

How can you protect queer and trans youth? Stand up against discrimination when you see it. Let others know that it’s not okay to make harmful comments about #2SLGBTQ+ folks. It’s essential for allies to stand up for 2SLGBTQ+ folks as queer and trans youth are more likely than other kids to attempt suicide. Queer youth are 3.5 x more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. And trans youth are 5.87 x more likely to attempt suicide than their cis peers. Let’s become better allies by standing up when we hear harmful comments or see bullying happening in our schools. It’s our responsibility to protect and defend queer and trans youth.

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