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Black LGBTQ Heroes You Should Know

As part of The Trevor Project’s enduring commitment to centering Black LGBTQ stories all year round, we are highlighting Black LGBTQ people who have lead the way in history, those who fought and continue fighting for racial justice and equity for all LGBTQ individuals. These are just some of the trailblazing individuals whose stories continue to inspire and galvanize us in our mission to end suicide among LGBTQ young people. Audre Lorde Photo by K. KendallLicense Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Audre Lorde (1934-1992), self-identified “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” was a pioneer in the world of literature and one of…
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[email protected] Spotlight: Jaide Hinds-Clarke

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 Lifeline Training Coordinator and [email protected] member Jaide Hinds-Clarke (she/her). As one of The Trevor Project’s pioneering Affinity Groups, [email protected] 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. Favorite thing about working at Trevor? "Make…
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Follow Sue Through Their First Week At The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is getting ready for an exciting 2022: we recently welcomed 24 new team members, the largest new hire cohort in the organization’s history. Among them is myself, Sue Cardenas-Soto (they/them), and I am bringing a love for writing, a devotion to the LGBTQ community, and my personal identities as a non-binary, queer, MexiCuban to The Trevor Project as a Copywriter.  My first week at The Trevor Project was nothing if not exhilarating. I was stunned not only by the urgent need for LGBTQ-specific crisis services (42% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year)…
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In Sports, Fairness Should Never Equal Exclusion

For many young people, being an athlete is a major source of pride, community, and accomplishment. That’s why it’s important for major athletic associations to have policies in place that provide inclusion and opportunities for LGBTQ athletes to participate and excel in their sport of choice. And while nearly one in three LGBTQ young people reported participating in sports, many choose not to partake due to LGBTQ-based discrimination, like state-level policies and legislation that imply, intentionally or not, that inclusion of transgender athletes ruins a sport’s “fairness.” Any blanket ban that prevents trans athletes from participating in sports they love…
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[email protected] Spotlight: Reema Wheeler

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 TrevorSpace Supervisor and [email protected] member Reema Wheeler (she/they). As one of The Trevor Project’s pioneering Affinity Groups,  [email protected] 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?  "Speak…
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[email protected] Spotlight: Malik Ensley

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 Trevor Training Associate and [email protected] member Malik Ensley (they/them). As one of The Trevor Project’s pioneering Affinity Groups,  [email protected] 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? …