A recent survey revealed that LGBTQ+ youngsters who are surrounded by a loving and supportive family and community report significantly lower rates of attempting suicide.
A 2022 survey from The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth, found that 45% of LGBTQ+ youth (between the ages of 13 and 24 from across the United States) seriously considered suicide in the past year. The survey also revealed that LGBTQ+ youngsters who are surrounded by a loving and supportive family and community report significantly lower rates of attempting suicide, proving exactly how impactful a loved one's acceptance can be.
If numbers aren't enough to drive this point home, here are 25 instances of families accepting their kids and grandkids for who they are. These wholesome posts and photographs speak for themselves:
So when I was a kid I, I had a raggedy Ann doll given to me by my grandmother. It had my birth name embroidered into a heart on it's chest.— masculinity enjoyer (@Snepblep) December 25, 2018
This Christmas my Grandmother borrowed it and gave it back, now with pants, shorter hair, and my new name sewn in place. Hes trans, like me pic.twitter.com/KpMAnd1In8
happiest i’ve seen my dad is when he realized both his daughters were gay and would never date men— worm food ✨🌸✨ (@frogs4girls) February 19, 2022
10 years ago, my dad left highlighted bible passages on the kitchen table for me to find re: abomination, hellfire, "you shall not lie with a man," etc.— Matt Vekakis (@MattVekakis) March 15, 2022
Today, he drove my partner to work early this morning because it was raining and he didn't want him to get wet
I spent years terrified of coming out to him because he was in his 80's at the time so I wrote him a letter like "I'm a man, Gramps" and he was so proud he showed the letter to his neighbours and phoned me and opened with "So how's my Grandson?" and has never got a pronoun wrong.— Jay Hulme (@JayHulmePoet) November 16, 2021
I got up this morning to get ready for #DCPride. My grandma walked into my room, looked at my bi flag, and said, “Oh, this needs to be pressed out!” Such a simple gesture, but it holds so much love and meaning for me. pic.twitter.com/stiD3vg5vs— Lexie (@starbrightfemme) June 9, 2018