On National Coming Out Day, people of all ages are empowered to proudly embrace their sexual orientation and gender identity.
In the state of California, we applaud Gov. Jerry Brown for signing SB1172 into law, protecting youth across the state from so-called “reparative therapy,” a dangerous and harmful practice which claims to change a young person’s sexual orientation or the way they express their gender. We know how important it is for youth to accept themselves for who they are, and by eliminating this dangerous practice, Gov. Brown has prioritized the safety and psychological well-being of LGBT and questioning youth.
For National Coming Out Day, let’s celebrate victories such as SB1172 that bring LGBT young people one step closer to living authentic, open, and healthy lives. In turn, we look forward to other states outlawing this harmful and discredited therapy, and empowering young people nationwide to realize they are perfect the way they are.
The Trevor Project is proud to announce a new partnership with Teach for America and GLSEN to create S.A.F.E. Classrooms for LGBT youth.
The Trevor Project is proud to honor Katy Perry at this year's Trevor LIVE in Los Angeles! The Trevor Hero Award honors Katy Perry for empowering youth and increasing visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community. As an ally for the LGBTQ community, Perry has supported equality and the freedom to marry. She inspires LGBTQ youth to find their spark through her video “Firework.” Perry strives to let youth know they have value, and by being themselves, they can be anything.
“This is why we’re here,” said Friend of Trevor Kerrie MacPherson of Ernst & Young to a gathering of more than 60 Trevor supporters she and her husband, David Gatchell welcomed to their New York home last month.
“There are young people out there who need our help. By standing behind Trevor, we can help these youth see a brighter future.”
On Sept. 27th, Trevor Day, Kerrie and David invited Friends of Trevor members and guests to come together in support of Trevor’s mission, to meet Executive Director & CEO Abbe Land and learn about Trevor’s future goals. Thanks to the generosity of the guests in attendance, Kerrie and David’s event raised $60,000 to benefit The Trevor Project’s life-saving, life-affirming services.
We are so grateful for the support of our committed Friends of Trevor donors, and are excited to welcome new Friends to The Trevor Project! Thank you for standing up for LGBTQ young people in crisis.
We are so excited to announce that Trevor has been honored with the national CLASSY Award for “Human Services” and the Legacy Award for Youth at The Federation of Gay Games’ 30th Anniversary Ceremony this October 21st! Of the 16 national CLASSY Award winners announced this September, Trevor was the only LGBT and mental health provider.
We are so grateful for these affirming honors, and hopeful that through continued public recognition, more youth feel empowered to reach out to The Trevor Project for support.
Join The Trevor Project, GLAAD, GLSEN and millions of Americans by wearing purple on Spirit Day, October 19th, to speak out against bullying and to show support for LGBT youth. Take the Spirit Day pledge to go purple and download the Spirit Day resource kit, which has ways to help you spread the word in your community. Celebrities like Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell, Nickelodeon's Avan Jogia, Shaq, the NBA, Facebook, and even landmarks like Times Square and the New York Stock Exchange are already signed on to go purple in support of LGBT youth!
Want to do more? Text PURPLE to 80888, and support the important work The Trevor Project, GLAAD, and GLSEN do every day.
Watch Daniel Radcliffe answer questions from LGBTQ youth and their allies in recognition of the “Talk to Me” campaign in September!
Thank you to the Trevor Ambassadors, Trevor NextGen members, and Trevor volunteers for engaging in Trevor Day on September 27th! Because of their dedication and hard work, proclamations for Trevor Day were announced in Washington D.C., New York, and San Francisco, and messages of “Talk to Me” were spread in communities across the country.
Check out these pictures from Trevor Day and the "Talk to Me" campaign!