[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? …
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Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Crisis Services

Public Availability and Disclosure of Mental Health Resources at HEIs Introduction Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) often take on a “home away from home” role for the students that attend them, and as such are integral to maintaining students’ mental health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that suicide is the second leading cause of death for those ages 18-24, the average age of college students. This public health crisis disproportionately impacts LGBTQ students, who are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their straight, cisgender peers. Young adults may benefit from having access to peer…
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The Trevor Project Files Amicus Brief in 11th Circuit Supporting Transgender & Nonbinary Youth Access to School Restrooms

The Trevor Project filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Adams v. The School Board of St. Johns County. Trevor is supporting Andrew Adams, a transgender student whose school denied him access to boys' restrooms and attempted to force him to use gender-neutral facilities no other students used. The amicus brief provides the Court and the public with The Trevor Project’s unique insights into the serious harms inflicted on transgender students when they are denied access to school facilities consistent with their gender identity. The Trevor Project hears regularly via our…
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The Trevor Project Artist Spotlight: Julia Kaye

Julia Kaye (she/her) is an award-winning illustrator, cartoonist, and author based in Los Angeles.  Currently a storyboard artist & revisionist at Disney, Julia has received critical acclaim for her deeply personal works Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days In Transition and My Life In Transition: A Super Late Bloomer Collection, which document the various stages of her gender transition. Julia’s signature autobiographical style lets audiences into her innermost thoughts -- from moments of insecurity and dysphoria, to feelings of confidence and optimism, no emotion is left unexplored. Through candor, vulnerability, and humor, Julia’s art normalizes the everyday trans experience to…

The Trevor Project Honored as a 2021 Classy Award Winner

We are thrilled that The Trevor Project has been honored as a 2021 Classy Award Winner in the Social Innovation category! Hosted by Classy, a giving experience platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with the causes they care about, the Classy Awards honor today’s most innovative nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. Now in its 8th year, the Classy Awards is one of the largest social impact awards in the country, celebrating the world-changing work of the social sector.  Of the 1,400 organizations that participated this year, we’re proud to share that The Trevor Project has been recognized for our…