Online Spaces: A Double-Edged Sword for LGBTQ Young People of Color

Published on: July 19, 2023.

53% of LGBTQ young people of color

reported feeling safe and understood on TikTok

About this Data Insights

New research from The Trevor Project investigates the role that online spaces can play in supporting or harming the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ young people - particularly those of color. This survey adds to growing evidence and discussion around the potential benefits and harms associated with social media.

NIHCM’s new infographic, created in partnership with The Trevor Project, explores the impact of online spaces on the mental health of LGBTQ young people and delves into which specific online platforms are currently seen as safe and supportive by LGBTQ young people of color.

The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.

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Research Brief LGBTQ Young People of Color in Online Spaces: The Trevor Project, LGBTQ Young People of Color in Online Spaces, July 2023.

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