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The Trevor Project Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the First Legal Same-Sex Marriages in the United States

Statement from Kasey Suffredini (he/him), Senior Vice President of Prevention at The Trevor Project: “For most young people, marriage equality is a settled societal norm, something they’ve simply grown up with. However, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. today, it’s important to remember that marriage equality didn’t happen by magic. It’s the product of decades of hard work and perseverance – organizing, educating, sharing our stories and showing people who we are. We’ve made tremendous progress as a community. And just as importantly, we will continue to make progress.  It’s no…
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Abercrombie & Fitch Proudly Supports The Trevor Project

This year, we are proud to celebrate our fourteenth year of partnership with our friends at Abercrombie & Fitch, a brand that has made a point of celebrating Pride and honoring the LGBTQ+ community all year long. Abercrombie’s 2024 gender-inclusive Pride Collection was designed to celebrate the joy and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. Available all year long, A&F’s 2024 Pride Collection is yet another example of how Abercrombie invites their customers to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community 24/7, 365. Including this year’s donation, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has partnered with their customers to raise more than $5 million for The…
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Why We Ride: Stories from Our 53 Mile Pride Ride

Pride is a time for celebration, but also a time for action. This year for Pride, The Trevor Project is sharing stories of young changemakers improving their communities and building a world where LGBTQ+ young people are embraced as their authentic selves. Allies all over are supporting them in this endeavor by getting out in their community and raising money to ensure Trevor is here 24/7 for every single LGBTQ+ young person. The Trevor community shows up for each other, even in the face of incredible challenges. That’s why we’re excited to invite you to join our third annual 53…
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Pennsylvania Becomes the Latest State to Pass Comprehensive Protections Against Conversion Therapy

An estimated 16% of LGBTQ+ young people in Pennsylvania reported being threatened with or subjected to conversion therapy in the past year May 2, 2024 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ+) young people, released the following statement in response to news that five Pennsylvania state boards adopted new policies related to conversion therapy:  Statement from Troy Stevenson (he/him), Director of State Advocacy Campaigns at The Trevor Project  “Today, we are pleased to share that Pennsylvania has joined 22 other states and the District of Columbia…
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Macy’s Mission Every One: In Support of Trevor’s Life-Saving Work

We’re proud to partner with Macy’s and support their mission to create a brighter future with bold representation for all. Mission Every One is Macy’s commitment to use its business and brands to tackle the barriers to representation so, together, we can realize the potential of every one of us. They’ll direct $5 billion of spend by 2025 to its people, partners, products and programs to create a more equitable and sustainable future—and empower more voice, choice and ownership. Because the history of progress shows that when people feel confident to own their story and pursue their dreams, they change…
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The Trevor Project’s New National Survey Gives Us Crucial Insight Into the Challenges LGBTQ+ Young People Face

Written by: Peggy Rajski (she/her), Founder & Interim CEO at The Trevor Project When The Trevor Project started back in 1998, research and resources dedicated to examining the day-to-day experiences of LGBTQ+ young people were very limited. Today, while we still have miles to go, I’m proud we can point to how much The Trevor Project has contributed toward closing that gap. Our top-tier research program, composed of leading scientists and experts in the field of LGBTQ+ youth mental health, is dedicated to better understanding both the risk factors and the protective factors impacting this country’s public health crisis of…
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New National Survey of LGBTQ+ Young People Shows High Rates of Suicide Risk, Harmful Impacts of Anti-LGBTQ+ Politics and Bullying

Lower rates of attempting suicide reported by those who had access to affirming spaces and communities  May 1, 2024 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, released The 2024 U.S. National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Young People, representing the experiences of more than 18,000 LGBTQ+ young people ages 13 to 24 across the United States. The survey’s findings underscore that LGBTQ+ young people continue to report high rates of mental health challenges, suicide risk, and associated experiences of anti-LGBTQ+ victimization such as bullying, discrimination, threats of physical violence,…
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Expressions of Love in an Indirect Family Culture: An Asian American Perspective

Author's Note: My story is rooted in my experience as a Cantonese American cis queer male immigrant from Texas. Raised in a conservative, religious household, my narrative is but one perspective of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Our collective story is far from monolithic; it is as diverse and vibrant as the myriad cultures it encompasses. As we celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, I reflect on the unique ways love is expressed within my Asian American family. My journey as a queer Cantonese American has been shaped by the indirect ways my family shows affection — often without grand…
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Exploring Positive Youth Development In Online Spaces: 3 Key Insights To Create Thriving & Positive Outcomes For LGBTQ+ Young People

Written by: Tommy Marzella, Katherine Ross, Ph.D., and Diane Hsieh, Ph.D. For over a decade, The Trevor Project has operated TrevorSpace, an affirming, online community for LGBTQ+ young people between the ages of 13-24. TrevorSpace helps young people explore their identities, get peer advice, find peer support and joy, and make friends in a moderated community. TrevorSpace is designed for young people to start or enter conversations around their identity and interests, including topics like mental health, gender identity, sexual orientation, coming out, as well as entertainment, games, debate, and more. With fewer than 40% of LGBTQ young people finding…
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Introducing Our Corporate Ally Network: Championing LGBTQ+ Young People Together

At The Trevor Project, we believe that adult allies play a crucial role in supporting and uplifting LGBTQ+ young people. We are thrilled to announce the pilot launch of a new program at Trevor, our Corporate Ally Network, to encourage a deeper connection to our mission from our passionate Corporate Ally community. Joining us for the inaugural launch to help us build out our programming and impact of the network are some of our long standing partners across various industries, including CVS Health, PUMA, and United Airlines.   What is the Corporate Ally Network? The Corporate Ally Network brings together professionals…