This is a fantastic organization. The Trevor Project was the first organization to provide suicide prevention and crisis intervention services for LGBTQ+ youth, and they have grown so much in the last 16 years. What started off a simple telephone hotline has now grown to also include communication with youth via texting, online chat, letter-writing, online social space with other youth, and countless social media services with which to interact. The Trevor Project works tirelessly to ensure that LGBTQ+ youth in crisis have someone to turn to, someone to talk to, and someone to tell them that they are not alone.
This is a terrific organization helping meet a critical need in our community. With the spotlight on youth bullying and suicides, I know they have been busier than ever with the surge of media coverage. Although I have not been on the phone calling in for help, I have been brought in as youth to help train volunteers and also now as a trans-identified (specifically: genderqueer) person to share my unique experiences. I love what they stand for and hope to keep helping them do the great work they are able to accomplish. My hat goes off to those who volunteer who must be emotionally drained from hearing heartbreaking stories. Thank you, Trevor Project, for helping make this world a better, kinder and more loving place.
The Trevor Project and all of their wonderful volunteers are the best! I have never been around so many awesome people who care so much for so many! Without ANY complaints!! I am truly looking forward to helping out in the future! This is a cause that is in need of supporting, mature individuals who can actually listen and help, instead of lie to them like so many do! I tell EVERYONE I know about this project, even those who are not necessarily supportive of the lifestyle and I have never received a bad response! I can't wait to help in the future! Thanks especially to Brian & Daman! You both rock!
I learned about The Trevor Project,Inc through my school's GSA. Once I joined trevorspace.org and saw the safe options, I was hooked. I realized that here was a safe place for me to talk with other LGBT peoples about the issues I care about. Since being a member I have enjoyed the sites available bulletins and the people who care as much as i do about our rights.
Great site, lots of good information and good people. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in doing some good work and helping out people in need
Excellent site for GLBT networking. I even met my boyfriend on this site as well as many other lifelong friends. Truly saved my life!
This is an amazing site, helped me so much. This site helps lgbt youth, amazing job. Well worth this award.
I've seen the results of this organization in small rural conservative areas, that is why i feel they are doing a wondertastic job.
The Trevor Project is an amazing organization, led by people with huge hearts. From the first moment that I volunteered for them, I felt welcome and appreciated. It was one of the best group of people that I met while I lived in Los Angeles.
The Trevor Project is an amazing organization which saves the lives of hundreds of young people every year and gives them an outlet to speak to people that understand the things they go through. To save a life....How much more can you say about a caring organization like the Trevor Project?
I volunteered for the project and boy was I PROUD OF IT! This group is the Mother Theresa for young LGBT. It has saved lives and made life much better
The Trevor Project is not only a good idea in theory, it has saved many lives, not to mention my own life more than once. I am so grateful that this organization exists. Without it, so many wonderful people wouldn't be here today. I am so glad that people are beginning to realize that LGBTQ youth are at risk for suicide. We still need to raise more awareness, but this is a wonderful start. The Trevor Project is not only a helpline, they also hold workshops and other things to help educate others about LGBTQ youth and suicide prevention. I really cannot say enough about this organization, it is such a wonderful idea and is filled with such wonderful, caring people.
An excellent organization that is in full force helping those at a time in life when you need all the emotional support you can get. I love the work they do and can't wait to get more involved.
This is a great organization providing our youth with an outlet to be able to express who they are and to find peace with themselves.
I was lucky enough to spend an evening with the folks from the Trevor Project and it is unbelievable the amount of good that they do. Their commitment to such an important cause is astounding.
The Trevor Project is not only an organization I have enormous respect for, but an organization to which I have dedicated a great deal of my own time and energies. They are literally the barrier between a young person and death in many cases. I could tell countless stories of people's lives touched or even saved by a phone call to Trevor. I am proud to be a part of this great team, and greatly admire and appreciate the work they do.
I was a volunteer at the '09 Gala event and was touched by all the love and support shown by members of the Trevor board who were there and working so hard to make the event as beatiful as possible. I was moved by the dedication of each member and was honored to help and be apart of such a wonderful organization. This organization is one of the most amazing nonprofits working as hard as they do to help those in need to help them feel better about who they are as people and reassure those individuals they are loved and have support and that they are beatiful people.
I am a current helpline counselor with the Trevor Project and have seen how important it is for us to have this resource available for the many people who reach out to the counselors on a daily basis. My fellow counselors are very dedicated and motivated to do everything they can to make a difference in the life of our callers whether it is by providing an understanding ear, a virtual shoulder to cry on or information on a useful resource. On many occasions we were able to provide support for our callers who wanted to speak with someone who could understand what they were going through.
I can't imagine what this world would be like without The Trevor Project. In such a vital time of debate over gay rights this organization literally saves those who fear losing their way. I commend Trevor for all the great work that they do and I hope that they continue to strive and grow in years to come.
It was about 3 in the morning in the spring of 2005. I had been tossing and turning in my sleep, feeling anxious and unsettled. I finally had had it, got up and googled a gay helpline. Trevor was the only 24-hour one I could find. I called, nervous as hell. And talked to someone on the phone, and whispered as quietly as I could that I was gay. (I didn't want my roommates to hear). But it felt like a bomb dropped, nevertheless. It was the first time I actually came out to someone, guilt-free and without feeling that I had caused a grievous sin. I felt silly. Here I was in my early-20s and was scared of my own gay shadow. The call helped me realize that I wasn't a freak, that what I was feeling was true and right, and that it was okay to talk about it. The helpline counselor gave me the courage to step out and establish my life as an out gay man. What a load off my back! Fast forward two years later, I had forgotten about the helpline that helped give me a sense of identity and happiness. I was now more involved than ever in all-things gay: PFLAG, gay soccer team, queer 20s group, etc. One night, I came across a blog that mentioned that there was going to be a New York office being established. Trevor was looking for counselors. I applied, and I was thankfully selected to be in the first class of the East Coast Call Center. I have been a counselor ever since, trying to give back any way I can. Trevor saved my life. I can honestly say that. Before, I had no one to talked to. I was alone. I was miserable. And so now, I don't want anyone to feel that way, especially kids who grow up thinking that they're freaks because they like or love someone of the same sex. They shouldn't have to. Trevor opened up my heart, and I hope you open yours by donating. Thank you.