Humanizing Our Future
Orlando embraces its LGBTQ+ community. After the tragic Pulse Nightclub Massacre on June 12, 2016, our community responded with love, kindness and compassion.
We are Orlando Strong, where love is greater than hate.
LGBTQ+ Youth in the US in 2020, ages 13-24 years old:
40% have seriously considered suicide
68% had symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder
55% had symptoms of major depressive disorder
48% have engaged in self-harm
(Source: The Trevor Project 2020)
Protect LGBTQ+ community from discrimination. Enact the Equality Act and end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in housing, public accommodations, education, and federal programs.
Expand mental health and suicide prevention services. Recognize that many LGBTQ+ people may benefit from these services
Support and protect organizations that provide services to LGBTQ+ youth. Many of these youth are experiencing bullying and disapproval from their families.
Ensure that LGBTQ+ community has support for its members of underrepresented groups. Many stakeholders who identify as part of this community are from minority or disadvantaged groups and need additional support and a voice in the ongoing conversation about equity and fairness.