The February Organization of the Month is The Trevor Project, the first national crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ youth.

@zx_300@zy_260The February Organization of the Month is The Trevor Project.

The Trevor Project was founded in 1998.  It coincided with the award-winning short film, “Trevor,” premiering on HBO.  “Trevor” is a coming-of-age story that launched the Trevor Lifeline, the first national crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people.  The Trevor Project is one of the nearly 10,000 resources in National Runaway Safeline’s (NRS) database.

At Trevor, we understand that race, sexuality, and gender are interrelated and must be talked about in the context of socioeconomic privilege so that we can move towards creating a brighter future for all youth.  To raise awareness about intersectionality, we often share on social media about how privilege can both undermine and uplift folks of varying identities, and that is our responsibility to listen and affirm queer youth of color. 

12644652_10153469147252734_7841543355397808203_nFebruary is Black History Month.  During the month, The Trevor Project will be using its social media platforms to highlight the achievements of black LGBTQ folks.  Special focus will be on activists and artists who inspire young people.  The Trevor Project will celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth by recognizing inspirational individuals working for a better tomorrow with #BlackFutureMonth.

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