Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are at significantly greater risk of suicide than their heterosexual and cisgender peers: 33% of LGB youth have attempted suicide in comparison to 7% of youth in general, and 47% of trans youth have thought about suicide in the past year alone.
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is proud to host the second LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Summit. This international Summit will be a “hands-on” event guided by facilitators who are experienced in translating knowledge and ideas into action. It is anticipated that the Summit will result in the development of four comprehensive implementation plans pertaining to the recommendations from the first LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Summit: 1) Schools, Education, and Training; 2) Public Awareness; Community Involvement and Accountability; 3) Research and Evaluation; and 4) Resource Development.
WHO: Egale, Concordia University, and TD Bank
WHAT: LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Summit, 2014
WHEN: May 29, 2014 to May 30, 2014
WHERE: Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec