By Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project
Today we celebrate the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to uphold marriage equality across America. This historic ruling not only affects couples who have been fighting to obtain the basic civil right to get married, but also the many youth who live in families with same-sex parents. Today, all youth, including those who identify as LGBTQ, can have hope that they will grow up in a nation that is moving towards respecting all human rights.
These are exciting times of positive change. The people of our nation are experiencing what is being called “a transgender tipping point” in how the American public views transgender people and their stories; witnessing a powerful social media movement that is bringing to light why all lives matter; and taking a deeper understanding of the need for crisis intervention for our at-risk youth.
Though we all are extremely happy about the Supreme Court’s decision, we at The Trevor Project know that the fight will continue to reach many more milestones and positive changes that shape the future of our youth.
Shawn Steiner, Marketing and Communications Director at The Trevor Project
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