Tag Archives: Trevor Project

Tim Gunn – It Gets Better

I’ll probably lay off the celebrity clips a bit after this, but this one from Project Runway’s Tim Gunn relates his actual suicide attempt at the age of 17.

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Chris Colfer – It Gets Better

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Quote Of The Day – Daniel Radcliffe

“Learning about the suicide deaths of Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Asher Brown, Billy Lucas and Justin Aaberg has been heartbreaking for me. These young people were bullied and tormented by people that should have been their friends. We have a responsibility to be better to each other, and accept each others’ differences regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ability, …

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Kathy Griffin on Gay Teen Suicide

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Cyndi Lauper On Gay Teen Suicide

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Tomorrow In NYC’s Washington Square: Glowstick Vigil For LGBT Youth

Sunday at 9pm thousands will gather in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park for a You-Are-Loved vigil for LGBT youth. (No candles, open flames are strictly forbidden.) Facebook event page: The vigil will start promptly at 9:00pm in Washington Square Park underneath the arch. Please bring your own glowstick if you have one as there will be a limited amount available. We …

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HomoQuotable – Charles Robbins

“I think that the fact that so many young people are so tormented—so ostracized by their family, peers, school, and society in general–that rather than engage and participate in life, they choose to end their life, says a lot about the Christian values that everywhere inform our culture. I think each and every one of us needs to look inside …

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San Francisco Says “It Gets Better”

With filmmaker Matt Baume, San Franciscans respond to Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project. Get a tissue. UPDATE: Dan Savage writes us: “I’m issuing a challenge here—to see similar videos from New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Provincetown, Minneapolis, Madison, Atlanta, Houston, and on and on. There are lots of large, vibrant, powerful gay communities out there, in lots of …

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INDIANA: 15 Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide Over Anti-Gay Bullying

Another dead victim of anti-gay bullying, this time in Indiana. He was a teenager who didn’t quite fit in. His classmates said Billy Lucas was bullied for being different. The 15-year-old never told anyone he was gay but students at Greensburg High School thought he was and so they picked on him. “People would call him ‘fag’ and stuff like …

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Today Is Trevor Project Day In NYC

As proclaimed by Gov. David Paterson in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is one of the top three causes of death among young people (15 to 24-year-olds). Only accidents and homicides occur more frequently as causes of death among young people. LGBTQ youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. LGBTQ …

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Daniel Radcliffe For The Trevor Project

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National And State LGBT Organizations Step Up To Protect Rekers’ Rentboy

An impressive group of state and national LGBT organizations have expressed their support for Jo-Vanni Roman, the Miami rentboy caught in the middle of the best/worst scandal to hit the anti-gay political machine in years. The above listed organizations and other skilled Florida-based professionals have all indicated their willingness to step in with their widely varied areas of expertise, should …

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Friendly Voices – Daniel Radcliffe

“I grew up knowing a lot of gay men and it was never something that I even thought twice about — that some men were gay and some weren’t. And then I went to school and (for) the first time … I came across homophobia. I had never encountered it before. It shocked me. I have always hated anybody who …

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Chase Bank $1M Prize Finalists: GLSEN, Trevor Project, Matthew Shepard FDN

Voting for the finalists in Chase Bank’s $1 million “Big Idea” charity contest begins today. Three worthy LGBT organizations made the final cut. Go vote for your favorite: GLSEN, The Trevor Project, or the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

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LGBT Groups Score In Chase Bank’s Holiday Giving Contest

After Queerty raised the alarm that NOM was on the list of charities for Chase Bank’s holiday giving contest, Chase promptly booted them from the competition. Today Chase released the names of the 100-most vote-getting charities, all of whom will receive a $25,000 grant. And woo hoo, there’s some LGBT groups on the list: GLSEN, Matthew Shepard Foundation, and The …

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Daniel Radcliffe Helps Trevor Project

The Trevor Project, the nation’s only gay youth suicide prevention hotline, has announced (PDF) the receipt of a “major donation” from Daniel Radcliffe, who says: “I am very pleased to begin my support of The Trevor Project, which saves lives every day through its critical work. It’s extremely distressing to consider that in 2009 suicide is a top three killer …

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Monday: Trevor Project Gala

The Trevor Project, the nation’s only suicide prevention hotline for LGBT youth, will stage a fundraiser gala this Monday at Manhattan’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Hosted by comedian Alec Mapa, this year’s gala honors Alan Cumming with the Trevor Hero Award. Sandra Bernhard and Idina Menzel will perform. Presenters include Cheyenne Jackson and Rosie Perez. Get tickets here.

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Jodie Foster Gives Big To Trevor Project

The Trevor Project, the nation’s only 24/7 suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth, has just received the largest donation in its history from actress Jodie Foster. The Trevor Project is in the middle of a fundraising campaign aimed to support the opening of two new call centers. Foster made the donation in the name of the late Oscar winner …

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Trevor Project Gala: June 25th

The Trevor Project, which operates the nation’s only 24/7 suicide prevention helpline for gay teens, will be holding a gala event on June 25th at NYC’s Millenium Hotel. The event will include a silent auction, dinner, music and comedy performances and an awards ceremony where Nathan Lane will receive the Trevor Hero Award. Also scheduled to appear: Tim Gunn, Carson …

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