Rainbow Youth Project USA.
We're so glad you're here!
We are a social welfare organization that promotes the health, safety, and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual young people throughout the United States.
With the help of our allies, donors, and partners, we strive to build and foster accepting and welcoming communities for young people and their families, while also working closely with political candidates who share our core values in an effort to shape legislation impacting the LGBTQIA+ community.
Together, we can build a more inclusive world.
Every 45 seconds an LGBTQIA+ young person attempts suicide. That's 1,920 every single day. 700,800 every single year.
During the past 12 months:
48% of LGB / 60% of trans & nonbinary youth engaged in self-harm.
60% of LGBTQIA+ young people who sought mental health care were unable to attain it.
24% of transgender youth were threatened or injured with a weapon at school.
27% of transgender students didn't feel safe going to school.
WHO WE ARE
Rainbow Youth Project USA strives to empower and
uplift the voices of LGBTQIA+ young people through
various platforms, programs, and legislative initiatives while educating the general public to effectuate positive change
and a more inclusive world for everyone.
Rainbow Youth Project USA is dedicated to providing a variety of services to LGBTQIA+ young people
across the United States, in both urban and rural areas. We are unwavering in our mission to achieve
full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQIA+ young people .
MENTAL HEALTH & CRISIS INTERVENTION
We provide meaningful access to no cost mental health services, including suicide prevention and intervention, for LGBTQIA+ young people across the United States.
TRANSGENDER HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE
We provide access to reduced or no cost non-surgical gender affirming
health care for those with demonstrated hardship such as Medicaid or state restrictions.
LEGAL AFFAIRS & LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES
We litigate cases to protect and advance LGBTQIA+ rights
and advocate for public policy at
the local, state and federal level
to improve the lives of
LGBTQIA+ young people
ADDITIONAL FOCUS AREAS
While assisting LGBTQIA+ young people will always be our primary focus, we also devote time and
resources to these additional initiatives both internally and through partnerships around the globe.