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Why is Pride Month so important to the LGBTQ+ community?

LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Posted at 5:42 PM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-08 20:42:24-04

(KERO) — One of the main reasons Pride Month is so important for the LGBTQ+ community is to show to queer or questioning youth that they are not alone and are free to be themselves.

According to a recent report by the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10-to-24 years old.

And studies continue to show that LGBTQ+ youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their non-LGBTQ+ peers.


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