1.47 AFSP and Johnson Family Foundation Host Roundtable on LGBT Suicide
In the wake of multiple youth suicides in which anti-gay bullying was believed to have been a contributing factor, AFSP partnered with the Johnson Family Foundation to hold a roundtable discussion with leading LGBT organizations on suicide and suicide risk.
The Oct. 25 meeting brought together high-level representatives from national gay and lesbian organizations and suicide prevention organizations. Represented at the meeting were the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Human Rights Campaign, the Jed Foundation, Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, the Trevor Project and the Movement Advancement Project.
Ann Haas, AFSP’s director of prevention projects, presented highlights of a forthcoming paper that emerged from a consensus conference on LGBT suicide and suicide risk that was sponsored by AFSP, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center in November 2007. The paper will be published in January 2011 in the Journal of Homosexuality.
For more information, visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website at www.afsp.org.