JULY 19, 2018
BY: LUCA PAX AND RP WHITMORE-BARD, QUEER ASTERISK THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
MENTOR is shining a light on LGBTQ mentoring. In the process, we have asked prominent and impactful LGBTQ serving organizations to write about the communities they serve and the methods they use to reach and teach LGBTQ mentees.
As queer and trans people, we are incredibly resilient but we are also a vulnerable population. In recent decades, an increase in queer and trans visibility has made the world a better place for us to live. Still, the following has been recently reported:
Between 20-30% of transgender people struggle with addiction compared to an estimated 9% of the general population. (The Center for American Progress)