The Trevor Project

Sydney Wilson, Staff Writer

The Trevor Project was founded on March 25, 1998, in West Hollywood by Celeste Lecesne, Peggy Rajski, and Randy Stone. In the years before the Trevor Project was founded LGBTQ+ suicide rates were steadily growing. The founders saw this problem and proposed a solution. “Two decades ago, we responded to a health crisis. Now we’re building a safer, more inclusive world. LGBTQ young people are four times more likely to attempt suicide, and suicide remains the second leading cause of death among all young people in the U.S.” 

Five key programs and resources for at-risk LGBTQ+ youth to use in times of struggle and difficulty. The Trevor project supplies those in need with crisis services, peer support, research, public education, and advocacy. Their mission statement reads; “Our Mission: To end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people. Our Vision: A world where all LGBTQ young people see a bright future for themselves. Our Goal: To serve 1.8 million crisis contacts annually, by the end of our 25th year, while continuing to innovate on our core services.”


You can access all of their services through the Trevor Project website. They describe each of the five resources on their website. “Crisis Services: Direct suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to support via phone, text, and chat. Peer Support: The world’s largest, safe-space social networking community. Research: Evaluations that significantly improve our services and field. Public Education: Educating around issues relevant to LGBTQ youth and allies. Advocacy: Fighting for policies and laws that protect LGBTQ youth.” 

This organization is funded by seed funds and donations. Donations go to providing various LGBTQ+ youth with the help they need. Nothing is too little, every bit helps. “Together, we can make sure that LGBTQ young people who need support nationwide know they are not alone. Our mission is to be there for every single one — will you join us and donate today? Your support will help: Provide crisis services free of charge and 24/7 — including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat. Expand our digital crisis services to reach more young people. Train a record number of volunteers. Enable our work with policymakers to pass legislation protecting young LGBTQ people.”

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