The Trevor Project has found that “40% of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt”, “lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people are five times more likely to attempt suicide
(10) than their heterosexual peers”, and "one-third
(11) of transgender young people report that they attempted suicide in the past year”. Biden has pledged to fight this epidemic by "doubling the number of psychologists, guidance counselors, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals in our schools”, investing in teen suicide prevention programs, funding the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative
(12) and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act
(13), with guidance on how to best serve LGBTQ+ runaways. Biden will also help secure transitional living programs, job counseling, as well as mental and physical health care for young LGBTQ+ Americans who have been kicked out of their homes. Further, Biden will put a federal ban on conversion therapy, create a grant program to aid campus anti-harassment programs, and move to ban people who have been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or have been charged with criminal hate or bias, from purchasing or possessing a firearm.