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Professional Development Manager Briana Edwards On The Meaning Of Pride

Content Warning: This story explores anti-trans violence. For support, our trained crisis counselors are available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386, via chat www.TheTrevorProject.org/Get-Help, or by texting START to 678-678. Pride is no simple celebration; LGBTQ pride is a complex concept that means something different to everyone, shape-shifting to reflect a person’s unique lived experiences. The month of Pride, June, also holds another significant holiday: Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, the celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans. Briana Edwards (she/her), Professional Development Manager at The Trevor Project, finds this particular intersection of celebrations provides her a moment to celebrate her past, present,…
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The Trevor Project Applauds President Biden’s Historic Pride Month Executive Order Supporting LGBTQ Youth

The executive order addresses many of the organization’s top advocacy priorities, including working to end the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy, expanding the collection of LGBTQ-inclusive data across the federal government, protecting transgender and nonbinary youth’s access to gender-affirming care, and investing in suicide prevention and mental health resources in schools and for the launch of 988. June 15, 2022 — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, released the following statement in response to President Biden’s signage of an “Executive Order…
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Black@Trevor Spotlight: Kyleigh Jandro

At The Trevor Project, we create intentional spaces, called Affinity Groups, that allow members of Team Trevor to connect with each other around their different intersectional identities. Over the next few months, we’ll feature member spotlights from across Trevor’s Affinity Groups. This month, we’re proud to spotlight Training Coordinator and Black@Trevor member Kyleigh Jandro (she/her). As one of The Trevor Project’s pioneering Affinity Groups, Black@Trevor leads with a mission to create spaces and resources for employees who identify within the Black Diaspora (and their allies) to connect, grow relationships, and build community. Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?  Be…
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Meet Shéár

“What I found was support and compassion and care and relatability… I was able to be raw and vulnerable.”
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Louisiana’s Anti-Trans Sports Ban Marks 25th Anti-Trans Bill Enacted in 2022

83% of transgender and nonbinary youth said that they have worried about transgender people being denied the ability to play sports due to state or local laws. June 7, 2022 — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, released the following statement in response to the enaction of SB 44 which would restrict transgender women and girls from playing on school sports teams that match their gender identity in Louisiana, during Pride month. “Louisiana enacting an anti-trans sports ban marks the 25th anti-trans bill…
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Stories Of Pride From Trevor Project Volunteer Digital Counselor Leah Curtis

Content Warning: This story explores addiction. For support, our trained crisis counselors are available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386, via chat www.TheTrevorProject.org/Get-Help, or by textingSTART to 678-678. My name is Leah (she/they) and I am one of the many amazing humans that young people speak with when they need support via chat and text: a volunteer Digital Counselor. I amcurrently in school studying Gender, Women, and Sexuality and working diligently to better myself. I was 15 years old when I first began struggling with drug use, the same year I came out to my parents as gay. When I looked around, I…
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Meet Bowie

“I literally feel like a butterfly. I’ve come out of a cocoon and become exactly who I was always meant to be.”
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Meet Sophia

“The first time I contacted The Trevor Project, it really helped to have someone to just listen — not tell you that you’re wrong, or that you’re just a teenager.”
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Meet Jamie and Rebekah

“There’s a gift in raising a transgender child because they teach you what it means to really love the person in front of you.”
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Styles of Pride

This Pride we know not everyone has a space to express themselves freely — that’s why we’ve partnered with Macy's to highlight inspiring young people who are embracing their style.