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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…

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…

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…

Interview with Current Trevor Volunteer Lisa Sugarman

Lisa Sugarman (she/her) is an author & columnist, survivor of suicide, NAMI storyteller, grief group facilitator, mental health advocate, and Crisis Counselor with The Trevor Project based in Massachussets.  Where are you from and how long have you been a volunteer crisis counselor at The Trevor Project?  I’m from Marblehead, Massachusetts, a little harbor town just north of Boston and I’ve been a Lifeline counselor at The Trevor Project for nearly two years now.  Where are you when you volunteer? What time do you volunteer?  I volunteer from my home office in Salem, MA and I typically do the 9AM-12PM shift…