The statistics used on our Unlearn posters come from the Youth’2000 research that was conducted through the University of Auckland. You can find specific references below.

“Transgender students are 5x more likely to attempt suicide than their cisgender peers.”

Clark, T.C., Lucassen, M.F.G., Bullen, P., Denny, S.J., Fleming, T.M., Robinson, E.M. & Rossen, F.V.  (2014).  The health and well-being of transgender high school students: Results from the New Zealand adolescent health survey (Youth’12). Journal of Adolescent Health, 53, 93-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.11.008

“Students of sexual minorities are 3x more likely to be bullied than their heterosexual peers.”

Lucassen, M.F.G., Clark, T.C., Denny, S.J., Fleming, T.M., Rossen, F.V., Sheridan, J., Bullen, P. & Robinson, E.M. (2015). What has changed from 2001 to 2012 for sexual minority youth in New Zealand?  Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51(4), 410-418. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12727

“Students attracted to more than one gender are 4x more likely to have significant depressive symptoms than their peers”

Lucassen M.F.G., Merry, S.N., Robinson, E.M., Denny, S., Clark, T., Ameratunga, S., Crengle, S. & Rossen, F.V.  (2011).  Sexual attraction, depression, self-harm, suicidality and help-seeking behaviour in New Zealand secondary school students.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(5), 376-383. doi:10.3109/00048674.2011.559635