LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBTQ+ community represents a diverse range of identities and expressions of gender and sexual orientation. While belonging to the LGBTQI community can be a source of strength, it also brings unique challenges. This community is at a higher risk for experiencing mental health conditions — especially depression and anxiety disorders. LGBTQI adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition. Transgender individuals are nearly four times as likely as cisgender individuals.

Fact: LGBTQ adults are more than twice as likely to have conditions like depression or anxiety 


LGBTQ+ and Mental Health, What to Know: Those in the LGBTQ+ community have a higeher risk of developing a mental health condition. Researchers do not know exactly why, but it is widely credited to living in a homophobic, transphobic or anti-LGBTQ+ society.

The Trevor Project: You deserve a welcoming, loving world and so do the people you care about. Here you can reach out to a counselor if you’re struggling, find answers and information, and get the tools you need to help someone else. Trevor Project also provides a 24/7 support hotline.

Why LGBTQI Cultural Competence Matters (VIDEO)Learn why LGBTQI cultural competence is important and how it supports mental health.


Instagram Page Worth Following:

  1. @JuliaSchwabTherapy


Campus Resources:

Transgender and Non-Binary ResourcesProvided by the Intercultural Leadership and Engagement Center, this webpage provides information on resources that may be of interest to transgender and non-binary students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. 

UMB Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resource Page: Resources exploring all areas of gender and sexual diversity.