November 13, 2013
Hawaii Becomes 15th State to Welcome the Freedom to Marry for LGBT People
November 13, 2013 (West Hollywood, CA) – Today, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed marriage equality for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) people into law, making Hawaii the 15th state, plus the District of Columbia, to provide loving couples of the same gender the freedom to marry. Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project, the nation’s leading provider of crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults issued the following statement:
“At The Trevor Project, we encourage vulnerable LGBTQ youth to feel empowered to dream for the future. By extending the freedom to marry to all loving couples in Hawaii, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, it sends a message to LGBTQ youth that happily ever after dreams are possible. Thank you to Governor Abercrombie and all the elected officials, local leaders and organizations who worked to bring marriage equality to Hawaii.”
About The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives. Learn more at TheTrevorProject.org.