Stories of Pride from the Trevor Project Board of Directors
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More Stories Of Pride From Supporters Of The Trevor Project

At The Trevor Project, everyone, from our Crisis Counselors to our Board of Directors to our donors and supporters, have personal stories that fuel their commitment to serving and protecting LGBTQ young people. As we celebrate Pride year-round, and we know that means sharing our stories to lift LGBTQ young people up. That's why we're so excited to share three more stories from our community of support. Orlan Boston: The Trevor Project Board Member, EY Senior Partner and America’s Sustainability and ESG Market Leader Why is The Trevor Project’s mission important to you? I had always been inspired by the…
More Stories of Pride from our talent community
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More Stories Of Pride From Our Talent Community

LGBTQ pride means so many things to people who experience it; it’s watching iconic queer films; building community over shared experience; wearing clothes that feel right; being out and unapologetically proud. To wrap up our Pride celebrations, we asked several of our celebrity and influencer supporters to share their stories of pride and words of support for LGBTQ young people. Auli'i Cravalho (she/her) I think the first LGBTQ film I watched was “But I’m a Cheerleader.” Starring the delightful Natasha Lyonne, it feels full circle that she produced our film “Crush.” It’s fun to laugh at queer stereotypes; being vegetarian,…
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Stories Of Pride From The Trevor Project Board Of Directors

The Trevor Project is an international community of care committed to ending suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people. Our Board of Directors is integral to Trevor’s mission and provides strategic direction to Trevor's leadership, acting as our leading ambassadors with donors and partners. As part of our continued celebrations of Pride during June (and all year round), we invited members of our Board of Directors to share their stories of pride, struggle, acceptance, and, ultimately, joy, as well as their statements of support for LGBTQ young people. Gina Muñoz: Chair of the Board, Attorney at…
Frida's House in June
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Frida’s House In June

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), the artist known for her surreal paintings and signature unibrow, was born, raised, and died in her home, La Casa Azul, now a museum dedicated to her life and work. In her diary, Frida wrote that “azul = distancia, electricidad, la pureza amor.” Blue = distance, electricity, pure love. The bright blue paint coating the interior walls of this house and studio, located in the Mexico City neighborhood of Coyoacán, encircles the space in an almost heavenly glow. In the middle of the loop of blue rooms sits a garden with a courtyard packed with potted plants…
What the Equality Act Could Mean for LGBTQ Young People
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What The Equality Act Could Mean For LGBTQ Young People

This Pride month, a time meant for celebration and community, is admittedly fraught with many imposing threats. LGBTQ young people already face a variety of barriers to joy and self-actualization, and encountering hateful rhetoric and legislation across the country negatively affects their safety and mental health. The Trevor Project is part of the movement to protect LGBTQ young people from these threats — just one of the ways we do this is through our advocacy work, which addresses factors that marginalize LGBTQ young people at the federal, state, and local level. Preston Mitchum (he/him), Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs…
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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,…