52 Reasons

The Trevor Project

This episode features The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

In this episode, we chat with Steve, the Interim Executive Director of The Trevor Project, to learn more about the role they plays in suicide prevention, crisis intervention, education, policy change and advocacy. Our conversation takes you through the successes of the organization — including the feeling you get when you save a life and the challenges they are facing — “Hello, ‘bathroom bills,’ it’s nice to stand up against you.” The discussion also provides ways for you to get involved and support the work of The Trevor Project, namely how you can volunteer your time or contribute life saving dollars. We learn from Steve during this episode that calls, texts and chat messages to their 24/7 crisis lines are at an all time high following the election and that each dollar you contribute is equal to another minute they can stay on the line and ensure that LGBTQ youth know they are never alone. And because we want you to know…The Trevor Project has a rating of 4 stars on Charity Navigator.

Of course, you can make an impact by keeping yourself (and all your friends) up to date with the work The Trevor Project tackles day to day. Help us share their story.

Did you know The Trevor Project was inspired by the 1995 Academy Award® Winning Film for Best Live Action Short Film, TREVOR?

Another way for you to get involved is to share this 16 minute film with your friends, family and neighbors. Start a conversation about the film and the work of The Trevor Project. Since the film, hundreds of thousands of young people in crisis have reached out to The Trevor Project’s multiple in-person and online life-saving, life-affirming resources–Trevor Lifeline, TrevorChat, TrevorSpace and Trevor Education Workshops. Talk about making an impact.

 

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You can be an advocate simply by helping increase awareness of their work. So we’d love to have you FOLLOW them on Twitter, LIKE them on Facebook and SIGN UP for their email newsletter. You should also check out their other social media channels and give them a follow!

 

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