How to Support Those With Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ+ Community

Despite the stereotypical image of a cis, white, thin heterosexual woman the media often portrays, eating disorders are actually more prevalent in the LGBTQ+ community. According to a 2018 survey by the Trevor Project , 54% of LGBTQ+ youth ages 13–24 have been diagnosed with eating disorders, and 75% suspected they had struggled with one at some point in their lives.