The resources and materials listed on this page provide a context for the Postmortem Project.
Suicide and Suicide Risk in LGBT Populations: Review and Recommendations
This article titled, Suicide and Suicide Risk in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations: Review and Recommendations was published in the Journal of Homosexuality in January 2011.
Haas, A.P., Eliason, M., Mays, V.M., Mathy, R.M., Cochran, S.D., D'Augelli, A.R., Silverman, M.M., Fisher, P.W., Hughes, T., Rosario, M., Russell, S.T., Malley, E., Reed, J., Litts, D.A., Haller, E., Sell, R.L., Remafedi, G., Bradford, J., Beautrais, A.L., Brown, G.K., Diamond, G.M., Friedman, M.S., Garafalo, R., Turner, M.S., Hollibaugh, A., and Clayton, P.J. (2011) Suicide and Suicide Risk in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations: Review and Recommendations, Journal of Homosexuality, 58: 1, 10-51
Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations
This guide provides ways to talk about suicide safely and effectively, while advancing vital public discussions about preventing suicide, helping increase acceptance of LGBT people, and supporting their well-being. The guide was developed by a coalition that included the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the Johnson Family Foundation (JFF), and seven leading LGBT organizations, including: GLAAD, Movement Advancement Project (MAP), Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and The Trevor Project.
Suicide Attempts among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults
The report, Suicide Attempts among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults, provides an analysis of responses to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS). This analysis is part of a study conducted by Ann P. Haas and Philip L. Rogers of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and Jody L. Herman of UCLA Law School's Williams Institute. The study seeks to increase understanding of suicidal behavior among transgender and gender non-conforming people through an in-depth analysis of the NTDS data.
2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action
Appendix D: Groups with Increased Suicide Risk, provides information on suicide risk among several groups, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Populations (page 121 ), which have been identified as being at a higher risk for suicidal behaviors than the general population.
Assembly Bill (A.B) 1577: Respect After Death Act
California's Respect After Death Act (AB 1577) passed in the Assembly by a bipartisan vote of 61-3. The bill will clarify that, for a transgender person who has passed away, that the "sex" information on the death certificate will indicate the person's gender identity if the authority is presented with documentation of that gender identity, such as written instructions from the deceased person confirming their wishes, and updated birth certificate or driver's license, or evidence of medical treatment for gender transition.