Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ+ YouthSupporting LGBTQ+ Youth


In recent years, there have been legislative attempts in New Hampshire to limit the rights of LGBTQIA+ youth and how we talk about gender identity in schools. LGBTQIA+ youth are at greater risk of mental health concerns because of feelings of rejection in their families and communities - for the health of LGBTQIA+ youth in New Hampshire, it’s crucial that we take a stance on policies impacting their well-being.

Why It Matters

Sexual and gender minorities experience significant mental and behavioral health disparities when compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Sexual minorities report significantly higher rates of anxiety, depression, suicide, and substance abuse, among other harmful behaviors. Notably, these disparities are due to feelings of rejection at the family, community, and societal levels. The advancement of LGBTQ+ health equity is critical to ensure all Granite Staters can reach their full health potential.

By the Numbers


of LGBTQIA+ youth who seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year


of LGBTQIA+ youth in New Hampshire who wanted mental health care in the past year and were unable to get it


of LGBTQIA+ youth who have experienced discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity


of LGBTQIA+ youth identified their home as an affirming space. All from the Trevor Project 2022 National Survey NH

Our Impact

In 2023, New Futures supported partner organizations in defeating multiple dangerous pieces of legislation targeting LGBTQIA+ youth. Most notably, New Futures participated in the coalition of organizations that successfully defeated bills that aim to create a “Parental Bill of Rights,” which require the forced outing of LGBTQIA+ students to their parents.

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