By Corey Harvard, Prism United Executive Director
LGBTQ+ youth are the most at-risk population in our country. Whether pertaining to housing-insecurity, victimization, substance abuse, or suicidality, a plethora of data show that the struggles of LGBTQ+ individuals, and especially youth, are disproportionately more severe than that of their straight and cisgender peers. As though that isn’t daunting enough, since the beginning of this year alone, 491 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been drafted in state legislatures across the nation, emboldening anti-LGBTQ+ efforts at more local levels. It isn’t hard to imagine why Pride Month is hard for many of us to celebrate right now, but the truth is, it couldn’t be more timely.