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While suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24, LGB young people seriously consider suicide at almost three times the rate of their heterosexual peers.

Among the adult trans population, 40 percent of people report having attempted suicide. More than 90 percent of these folks indicate the attempts took place before age 25. 

A New Jersey transgender woman who’s been incarcerated in men’s prisons for the past 17 months will be transferred to New Jersey women’s prison later this month, it was announced last week.

The decision comes in response to a lawsuit recently filed against the state’s Department of Corrections by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.

On Sunday, Aug. 25, the Human Rights Campaign publicly endorsed Sarah McBride, longtime LGBT rights activist and out trans candidate running for the Delaware Senate. If elected, McBride would be the first openly trans person to hold a seat in any State Senate in the U.S.

As part of his first national tour, newly appointed HRC president Alphonso David praised McBride at Wilmington Brew Works at what doubled as her campaign kick-off event.

 

A former student at the University of Scranton has filed suit against the university, claiming that school officials failed to implement reasonable safeguards that would have prevented him from experiencing anti-LGBT harassment from another student.

The federal lawsuit was filed Aug. 27 in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. A jury trial has been requested.

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