Kyleigh Jandro
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[email protected] 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 [email protected] member Kyleigh Jandro (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. Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?  Be…
Stories of Pride: Leah Curtis
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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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Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month With Trevor Project Data Analyst Samir Durrani

The Trevor Project is celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May) by honoring the vast diversity and vibrancy of the LGBTQ AAPI diaspora. In honor of this month, we are creating space for our Data Analyst Samir Durrani سمیر دراني to speak on his experiences, the intersections of his identities, and his work at Trevor. Do you have any reflections on the recent Trevor Project report on the mental health of AAPI LGBTQ young people? 60% of AAPI youth reported they wanted mental healthcare, but did not receive it. In this way, AAPI young people are underserved. Access to…
Love, Loss and Britney Spears with Chris Stedman
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Writer Chris Stedman On Love, Loss, and Britney Spears

Content Warning: This story explores loss by suicide. 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. Chris Stedman, writer, professor, and host of the podcast “Unread,” is intimately familiar with the culture of shame and silence surrounding the subject of suicide. After losing his friend Alex to suicide in 2019, Chris began to wrestle deeply with all sorts of questions: how to support people he loves; what factors contributed to his friend’s death; and why so many LGBTQ people struggle with mental health. His podcast “Unread” is a…
Pride Ride: The Trevor Project
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The Trevor Project Community Went Above And Beyond For The 50 Mile Challenge

Our community of generous and determined supporters made a huge commitment to walk/run/bike/travel 50 miles over the month of April, all to support The Trevor Project’s mission of ending suicide among LGBTQ young people. We are so proud to announce that our community went above and beyond for this challenge, logging over 252,000 miles and raising an incredible $1,313,377 for The Trevor Project.  Over 13,000 individuals came together to accomplish this goal, joining in a Facebook group that became a circle of love and care for LGBTQ young people across the country (and for each other). Throughout the month, members…
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The Trevor Project and the PwC Charitable Foundation Receive PR News Award for Innovative Collaboration

The Trevor Project strives to reach the 1.8 million LGBTQ young people who seriously consider suicide every year in the United States — it is imperative to our mission of ending suicide among LGBTQ young people. Collaborations, like the one between The Trevor Project and the PwC Charitable Foundation, make our mission possible by innovating and advancing the methods we use to reach and assist these young people. This collaboration, which was recently awarded a PR News Award for Corporate & Non-Profit Partnership, allowed The Trevor Project to transform its technology infrastructure, volunteer recruitment methods, and best-in-class data security and…