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Stories written by Aubrey Robinson, AFSP Senior Coordinator, Loss & Healing Programs, and Member of AFSP’s LGBTQ Workgroup

Providing Care and Support for the LGBTQ Community Following a Suicide Death

How a suicide loss in the LGBTQ community is handled can set the tone for the public’s response. You might hear, “They died by suicide because they were transgender.” Too often, explanations about a suicide death are reduced to a person’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity. However, suicide is far more complex.