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Absolute senseless tragedy.
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It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the tragic loss of Nex Benedict (Choctaw), a 16-year-old non-binary high school student who died after being brutally assaulted two weeks ago. This senseless act of violence serves as a poignant reminder of the ongoing dangers our Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ relatives face.

According to data released by The Trevor Project, nearly two-thirds of Native 2SLGBTQIA+ students feel unsafe at school due to their sexual orientation, 51% because of their gender expression, and 19.7% because of their race or ethnicity. Additionally, Native youth who reported 2SLGBTQIA+ -based victimization or discrimination are at more than 2.5 times the risk for attempting suicide.

Nex’s story is a stark illustration of the very real and immediate threat posed by anti-2SLGBTQIA+ rhetoric and legislation. The statistics underscore the urgent need for collective action to create safe and accepting environments for all Native and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals.

To Nex, we send our deepest love, and we vow to remember you always. To our 2SLGBTQIA+ siblings in Oklahoma and beyond, please know that you are not alone. We stand with you.

We know this tragedy can be triggering, if you need support don’t hesitate to reach out to the following:

🪶Rainbow Youth Project: 988 or call (317) 643-4888 (Crisis line)

🪶Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (Staffed by transgender folks, for transgender folks; toll-free)

🪶The Trevor Project Hotline: 866-488-7386 (Available 24/7; with counselors trained in supporting LGBTQ youth)

🪶Native Crisis Text line: Text NATIVE to 741741 (Available 24/7; text support provided by crisis counselors)
We encourage you to follow and support the following resources: @FreedomOklahoma @TransAdvocacyOK @glaad @trevorproject @WeRNative @stopbullyinggov

#protecttranskids #protectnonbinarykids #transrightsarehumanrights #justicefornex
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Absolute senseless tragedy.
#Repost @illuminative with @use.repost
・・・
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the tragic loss of Nex Benedict (Choctaw), a 16-year-old non-binary high school student who died after being brutally assaulted two weeks ago. This senseless act of violence serves as a poignant reminder of the ongoing dangers our Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ relatives face.

According to data released by The Trevor Project, nearly two-thirds of Native 2SLGBTQIA+ students feel unsafe at school due to their sexual orientation, 51% because of their gender expression, and 19.7% because of their race or ethnicity. Additionally, Native youth who reported 2SLGBTQIA+ -based victimization or discrimination are at more than 2.5 times the risk for attempting suicide.

Nex’s story is a stark illustration of the very real and immediate threat posed by anti-2SLGBTQIA+ rhetoric and legislation. The statistics underscore the urgent need for collective action to create safe and accepting environments for all Native and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals.

To Nex, we send our deepest love, and we vow to remember you always. To our 2SLGBTQIA+ siblings in Oklahoma and beyond, please know that you are not alone. We stand with you. 

We know this tragedy can be triggering, if you need support don’t hesitate to reach out to the following: 
 
🪶Rainbow Youth Project: 988 or call (317) 643-4888 (Crisis line)

🪶Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (Staffed by transgender folks, for transgender folks; toll-free)

🪶The Trevor Project Hotline:  866-488-7386 (Available 24/7; with counselors trained in supporting LGBTQ youth)

🪶Native Crisis Text line: Text NATIVE to 741741 (Available 24/7; text support provided by  crisis counselors)
We encourage you to follow and support the following resources: @FreedomOklahoma @TransAdvocacyOK @glaad  @trevorproject @WeRNative @stopbullyinggov

#protecttranskids #protectnonbinarykids #transrightsarehumanrights #justicefornex

Tired of spending hours creating and searching for culturally relevant resources? We are here to help! NPAIHB just launched NativeHealthResources.com, a one-stop shop for free or low-cost health education materials!

Our resources cover the following topics: sexual health, mental health, immunizations, 2SLGBTQ+, and more!

Please share this link and visit our new resource website: www.NativeHealthResources.com

#publichealth #NativeHealth #communityresources #freematerials
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Tired of spending hours creating and searching for culturally relevant resources? We are here to help! NPAIHB just launched NativeHealthResources.com, a one-stop shop for free or low-cost health education materials! 

Our resources cover the following topics: sexual health, mental health, immunizations, 2SLGBTQ+, and more! 

Please share this link and visit our new resource website: www.NativeHealthResources.com 

#PublicHealth #NativeHealth #CommunityResources #FreeMaterials
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