The Trevor Project is going purple on the 16th in support of Spirit Day, a national day of awareness that sends a message of solidarity to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth who experience bullying.
“The Trevor Project is proud to support GLAAD’s Spirit Day, and remind LGBTQ youth that our programs are just a call or chat away. We know that the relationship between bullying and suicide is complicated, and we offer non-judgmental support to all LGBTQ young people who need our help. No one deserves to feel alone, unwanted, or discriminated against – and that’s why we’re here.” said Abbe Land, Executive Director & CEO of The Trevor Project.
You can show LGBTQ youth that you care about their wellbeing too! Visit www.GLAAD.org/SpiritDay to turn your Twitter or Facebook profile picture purple, and join the Spirit Day movement.
Once you go purple, you can also share your new picture on Donate a Photo – an app created by Johnson & Johnson that allows users to upload one photo per day in support of a cause, like The Trevor Project. For every photo you upload, Johnson & Johnson donates $1 to Trevor’s life-saving work!*
You can upload one phone every day until November 30th, when the fundraising campaign ends. Download the app and get started, here: www.donateaphoto.com. On behalf of the youth we serve, thank you so much for your support!
To read more about the complex relationship between bullying and suicide, read through Trevor’s 2013 op-ed in The Advocate, where our Vice President of Programs explores this nuanced topic.
* Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted causes, and you can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal of $16,000 or the donation period ends. If the goal isn’t reached, the cause will still get a minimum donation of $8,000.