My son recently posted this photo about bullying and shared, “As someone who was mercilessly bullied let’s do what we can to stop this from happening to those we can influence.”
Here are two resources that provide support and encouragement to our LGBT youth.
The Trevor Project was founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. They have a variety of ways to connect:
Trevor Lifeline – (866-488-7386) – You can call the Trevor Lifeline to connect with a trained volunteer counselor who is ready to listen. It is staffed 24/7
TrevorText – You can text message with a trained counselor on Fridays between 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) / 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
TrevorChat – If you want to talk with a trained volunteer counselor online, visit TrevorChat. It’s is a free, confidential chat service available 7 days a week from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific / 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
ItGetsBetter.org is a place where young people who are LGBT can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. The videos there are remarkable.
These are just two places where our LGBT youth can get support. Please visit them, support them and share their message.
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