In the UK we have seen that teenage suicide because of bullying has reached epidemic proportions. Many of these kids are LGBT, and most of them are picked on due to some component of their gender expression. No one should have to suffer because of who they are, but we know that reality tells us differently. We have a long way to go to stop homophobic and transphobic hate in society. Be the change and challenge hatred and support your LGBT friends, colleagues and friends. If you need support for yourself or advice on supporting someone else, call LGBT Foundation's helpline on 0345 330 3030.