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The Trevor Project, Inc.
July 7, 2009

As an eighteen year-old just about to enter college, I know that when I was at a peak of self-discovery and realizing who I am, there were so many questions that I had, so many things that I wish I could ask my parents. The problem? I couldn't, because my parents and family are homophobic. I cried myself to sleep many nights, wondering what would happen if I turned out to be gay, wondering if my family and friends would accept me. There were times when I didn't know if I could make it through all of the stress and worries. Luckily, I opened myself up to a few close friends around me who were there to help me along the way. I was willing to open myself up and take a risk with a friend to seek the support I needed, but I realize that for many youth, that's just too big of a risk to take. Having people from The Trevor Project there at any time to talk with you and help you through those personal and stressful moments in your life is such a valuable tool to have. If you feel like you cannot open up to anyone, if you feel like you need to talk with someone to ease your mind and let yourself have some peace, please, don't hesitate to call. It's important to know that The Trevor Project isn't there to make up your mind about who you are, they're there to let you know that no matter who you are, you're someone special. I am proud to be a young college student actively donating to The Trevor Project as a Lifeline Club member, and proudly support this organization and everything it does to serve the LGBTQ community.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the number of youth talked to and consoled in an effort to ease sometimes life-threatening situations.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The Trevor Project is working hard to ease worries of youth who may be confused and worried about who they are on their journey through self-discovery.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

truly magnificent. These are caring individuals who want nothing more than to see youth live peaceful and prosperous lives, regardless of gender preferences.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its call center, and work towards a global outreach in bringing peace to LGBTQ youth.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & Lifeline Club Member Since January 2009.