for those of you who may not know, the trevor project, a partner of the it gets better project, is a nonprofit with the mission of ending suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing free and confidential support resources nationwide 24/7 and advocacy/education programs to create a safe, supportive, and positive environment for people of all sexual orientations. the trevor help line -- (866) 4-U-TREVOR (488-7386) -- is the nation's only around-the-clock crisis intervention hotline for teens in need of counseling, advice, or just a friend with an open ear.
the philly ambassadors of the trevor project are just starting to bring this fantastic group to the 215. they hope to establish a vibrant presence in the philly area and leverage the community's unique history of diversity and forward-thinking legislative development. for more information on how to get involved, like their facebook page here, find them on twitter here, and/or send them an email at PhillyAmbassadors@TheTrevorProject.org
the volunteers working to bring the trevor project to the philly area are an incredible group of people. meeting them and hearing their personal stories of coming out, friends lost to the tragedy of suicide, and the hope for a better, safer future for LGBTQ youth was an extremely powerful and moving experience. i encourage you all to get involved with the trevor project on a local level, wherever you are, or on a national level.
to close things off, here is (in its entirety) the comedy/drama short film trevor, the academy award-winning short film that inspired its filmmakers to start the trevor project:
watch it. it's REALLY good. it will make you laugh, so hard.
p.s. who wants to be diana ross with me next year for halloween?