November 7, 2013
West Hollywood, CA (November 7, 2013) – Today is an historic day as the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination in hiring and maintaining a job based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project issued the following statement:
“It has taken a long time for inclusive employment protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to be approved by the U.S. Senate, and The Trevor Project is grateful to each of the sixty-four senators who today voted on the right side of history. Every day at Trevor, we hear from young people who worry about an uncertain future, and this important law will help ensure that no young member of the workforce can lose their job or face discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, instant messaging and text messaging services, best-practice in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a Champion of Change, The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention. Learn more at TheTrevorProject.org.
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