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Trevor Helps Create Change

The Trevor Project is proud to have been invited to present at two premier conferences for the LGBTQ community – Creating Change (National Gay and Lesbian Task Force), and Time to Thrive (HRC). As the leading voice in suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, The Trevor Project offers a unique perspective at these national gatherings. 

On January 30th, members of Trevor’s staff flew to Houston, TX to participate in Creating Change, an annual conference of more than 4,000 LGBTQ activists and leaders from around the country. There, Trevor presented a day-long institute focused on organizing and problem-solving around LGBTQ youth mental health.

Trevor staff also presented several workshops, with topics including support and empowerment for rural youth and encouraging inclusive LGBTQ advocacy. In addition, Trevor proudly sponsored the Youth Hospitality Suite, providing lunch, snacks, and a safe space for young conference attendees. 

This weekend at Time to Thrive, a conference focused on promoting safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth, Executive Director and CEO, Abbe Land, will be a special guest speaker. The Trevor Project has also been invited to discuss how we can enhance resiliency among our young people.

At both conferences, we presented our CARE Training and Lifeguard Workshop, and our team continued to lead the charge on the mission to end conversion therapy through legislative action. We are grateful for the opportunity to share Trevor’s unique perspective about LGBTQ youth at each of these conferences.