The Trevor Project…

One more good deed…a project I have been following for quite some time already and a cause that I strongly strongly support….

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

The project was founded in 1998 in West Hollywood, California, by James Lecesne, Peggy Rajski, and Randy Stone. They are the creators of the 1994 Academy Award-winning short film Trevor, a dramedy about Trevor, a gay thirteen-year-old boy who, when rejected by friends because of his sexuality, makes an attempt to take his life. When the film was scheduled to air on HBO television in 1998, the filmmakers realized that some of the program’s young viewers might be facing the same kind of crisis as Trevor, and began to search for a support line to be broadcast during the airing. They discovered that no such helpline existed, and decided to dedicate themselves to forming what was, in their view, a much-needed resource: an organization to promote acceptance of LGBTQ youth, and to aid in crisis and suicide prevention among that group.

Thus The Trevor Lifeline was established with seed funds provided by The Colin Higgins Foundation and HBO’s license fee. As a result, it became the first nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. The project also provides online support to young people through the project’s website, as well as guidance and resources to educators and parents.

In November 2009, the project was contracted by the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force, located in Tulare County, California. With this agreement it the first time the project had received public funds. In June 2009, seven Tulare County volunteers completed The Trevor Project Lifeguard Workshop Facilitator training. Lifeguard workshops have been done in schools in Tulare County municipalities including Dinuba, Lindsay, Porterville and Visalia, as well asHanford, located in adjacent Kings County.

The project also provides guidance and vital resources to parents and educators in order to foster safe, accepting and inclusive environments for all youth, at home and at school. It has been supported by celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Daniel Radcliffe, Neil Patrick Harris, James Marsden, Chris Colfer, Kim Kardashian, Darren Criss, and George Takei.

Their one of most famous phrases which also turned into movement is “It does get better…”.

I never had problems with people any kind of sexuality, we are all human and humans fall in love with humans, no matter the gender. But ever since I got to read the book where they clearly, logically and proofed by science explained how you become gay or lesbian, I had facts to argument against anyone who thought it’s a choice and therefore they have to be punished…

It’s not a choice! Maybe by someone, but those people don’t suffer and don’t go to extremes of thinking taking their life…it’s the people who don’t have a choice and are genetically programed to be different than what society assumes is normal, they are the once that we have to protect from the mean and uneducated society and from themselves…

It is very important for all you who maybe struggle with this situation, to remember – if it’s bad now, it does get better!  And it is soooo worth waiting it out because life can be so amazing afterwards…there are so many examples of that if you need more encouragement and many of them you can find on The Trevor Project… and on “It get’s better…”

I hope this post will help someone doesn’t even matter in which way…maybe it will encourage you to join help circle, or maybe will help you to go through the day…I just wish all of you to be happy and be YOU no matter how it might seem hard, because we live once so let’s try to make it as best as we can and the most out of ourselves…=)

Help save lives! Follow this project on their website http://www.thetrevorproject.org/, on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Here are only few of many many videos of people telling you that it get’s better…

Sincerely,

S.

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