Calls to LGBTQ Suicide Hotline More Than Double After Trump’s Election

Calls to LGBTQ Suicide Hotline More Than Double After Trump’s Election

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In an interview with Southern California Public Radio, a counselor with The Trevor Project (an LGBTQ suicide prevention hotline) said they received twice as many calls on the day after the election than they did immediately following the Pulse Nightclub tragedy.

While President-elect Donald Trump has said that he’ll protect LGBT people from “the violence and oppression of the hateful, foreign ideology” (basically his Islamophobic approach to queer rights), he doesn’t seem as interested in protecting us from hateful domestic ideology. He has installed the most anti-LGBT cabinet ever and is ready to sign a federal bill that would allow anyone in the U.S. to discriminate against same-sex couples.

No wonder folks are freaked.

(featured image via Daniel Foster)

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