CARRBORO, N.C. -- Saturday, Nov. 20, is Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
Mayor Lavelle asks all residents to reflect on the challenges facing the transgender members of our community, and work to ensure that social, cultural, and legislative progress continues to be made so that all people will one day be able to safely live as their full and true selves.
According to a 2020 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, The Trevor Project found that 48% of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and other gender nonconforming young Americans said that in the last 12 months, they engaged in self-harm. That number rose to 60% for trans and nonbinary youth. 40% of those surveyed reported having seriously considered attempting suicide during that period; Of the young people who identified as trans or nonbinary, more than half said they strongly considered ending their lives.