3 LGBTQ youth embracing facing the sky with sun and clouds
Blog

A Message from The Trevor Project Leadership

To our Trevor community: After several years of fast growth and commensurate financial support, we are now facing a tenuous economic climate. In order for The Trevor Project to continue to operate sustainably, we will need to conduct a reduction in our workforce in the next month. This is a deeply difficult decision, which we have come to realize as a last resort after taking other actions and exploring several paths, including but not limited to budget cuts, hiring freezes, limiting non-urgent travel, and more. The wellbeing of our community is of paramount importance to us, and we are doing what…
Blog

Pride Donor Spotlight

For Pride this year, we’re focusing on community. Stories of Pride: The Power of Us celebrates those who have supported LGBTQ young people and made them feel part of something bigger over the years. Our donors are some of the most passionate, dedicated members of the Trevor family and make our Trevor community what it is. We wanted to take some space to celebrate some of the amazing individual donors who make our life-saving work possible and connect with them about their stories. Our donors are the heart of our organization, and we’re so excited to give you the opportunity…
Textured image of green, yellow and orange
Blog

Juneteenth and BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States. As we honor Juneteenth, we must also acknowledge the ongoing systemic racism and discrimination that Black people and other people of color face in our society. Racism and discrimination have a significant impact on mental health, and it is essential to recognize and address this issue.  That is why The Trevor Project is proud to celebrate Juneteenth, but also start the conversation around BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month which starts on July 1st. This month-long observance aims to raise awareness of the mental…
People marching at a Pride Parade
Blog

Celebrating the Power of Us with Zebra Youth

Executive Director of Zebra Youth Heather Wilkie has lived in Orlando, Florida for 17 years and calls it sort of a “beacon city in the state of Florida… central Florida and Orlando is kind of like a blue dot in the middle of the state. Honestly, central Florida is pretty welcoming. But go outside of the tri-county area, or even in some of the rural areas outside of Orlando, it’s not as supportive — and the youth know that.” For Heather, who works to make sure LGBTQ young people in central Florida feel supported, community means everything. Zebra Youth, an…
lululemon logo
Blog

lululemon’s Partnership with The Trevor Advances the Wellbeing and Health Equity of LGBTQ+ youth

We are partnering with lululemon to advance the wellbeing and improve the health equity of LGBTQ+ youth. The Trevor Project was announced as a national partner of the lululemon Centre for Social Impact when it was launched in October 2021. Support from lululemon in the amount of $3 million is helping The Trevor Project to scale our work and provide more LGBTQ+ youth with targeted suicide prevention and crisis intervention services, in addition to advancing our crucial advocacy work. As a transformative partner in Expansion & Advocacy, lululemon is continuing to support The Trevor Project in two of its most…
Pride + Joy
Blog

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…
Group candlelight vigil
Blog

Remembering Pulse With onePULSE Foundation

Content Warning: Anti-LGBTQ Violence Today, June 12, marks the seventh year since the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 49 people lost their lives that night, 68 were injured, and countless first responders and healthcare professionals were there and attending to them. The impact of this tragedy was felt by many, but for the Latinx community, LGBTQ people, and the Florida and Orlando community, the loss and shock was incalculable. I was 18 at the time, all the way in Illinois, and hearing the news, I cried reading the names of people whose names were just like…
Smiling person in a yellow shirt
Blog

Reforming The Locker Room

Being part of the team is a game-changer for LGBTQ athletes. Self-esteem, health benefits, community; these are just some of the benefits young people get from sports. Yet, many LGBTQ young people are being sidelined — intentionally excluded from those rewarding experiences.  68% of LGBTQ young people have never participated in sports, with many citing fear of bullying and discrimination. These young people are missing out on more than just exercise; they also miss out on accomplishment, friendship, and acceptance, things that all young people deserve to experience. Schools and state and local governments across the United States have made…
Styles of Pride: Fashion Forward
Blog

Styles of Pride: Fashion Forward

Fashion is about so much more than what we wear. It has the power to change the narrative, to push society forward, to help us recognize ourselves.  In celebration of Pride, The Trevor Project set out to tell a story requested by many of the LGBTQ+ young people building community on TrevorSpace, our safe space social networking site: the fashion history of the LGBTQ+ community. We were thrilled to have our long-time partners at Macy’s join us as a sponsor of Styles of Pride: Fashion Forward.  In 2022, Macy’s and The Trevor Project were thrilled to launch a four-year partnership…
Stories of Pride: The Power of Us
Blog

Stories of Pride: The Power of Us

Take a moment to meditate on the word community. It’s a word we hear often, but think about what it means in your own life. Community can be a group of friends, a church group, a bowling team, or co-workers at your job. The people that show up for us when times are tough and remind us that we all deserve to feel and be included. Consider how your community has gotten you through tough times. What did knowing you had that unconditional support mean for you and your mental health? This Pride, we’re celebrating community. LGBTQ young people need…