WASHINGTON DC: LGBTQ Youth Photo Campaign

February 17, 2016
News Type:  From the Field
State:  District of Columbia

The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), a Washington D.C. nonprofit, invited lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning (LGBTQ) youth to create a Web-based photo campaign to help LGBTQ youth who may be thinking about suicide. The young people created signs featuring facts about suicide and positive messages such as “There’s a happier you just waiting to get out.” Photographs of the young people and their signs are available online. The project was funded by a mini-grant from the Washington D.C. Department of Mental Health.



Populations:  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender People
Planning and Implementing:  New and Social Media