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A thousand LGBTQ youth protected from conversion therapy in 2018

Beyond the Carolinas

New estimates from the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law find that 1,000 LGBTQ youth who range in ages from 13-17 will be protected from conversion therapy by a licensed health care professional in the five U.S. states that passed bans on the practice in 2018.

Smollett recruits volunteers

Beyond the Carolinas

The Trevor Project released “How to Save a Life,” a new national campaign that encourages supporters to apply to become volunteer crisis counselors.

TOY debuts podcast

Carolinas News Notes

Time Out Youth Center (TOY) debuted its new bi-weekly podcast series, “Out With It,” on Oct.11 in recognition of National Coming Out Day.

Youth suicide rate staggering

Carolinas News Notes

“A new report from the University of Connecticut and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation reveals some of the factors behind the elevated suicide rate among LGBTQ youth.”