This month, we are learning more about the organization Trevor Project and how it works to support the LGBTQ+ community. This organization is one of the four nonprofits that will receive a grant from the Mama Bears Giving Circle in the spring of 2024!
About Trevor Project
The Trevor Project was founded in 1998 in the wake of the short Oscar-winning film Trevor, which depicted a young gay person considering suicide. In the process of creating and promoting the film, Trevor’s founders discovered that there was no service catering specifically to the needs of LGBTQ young people in crisis like the fictional character Trevor. They paused the airing of the film to found The Trevor Project. On the night the film aired, they launched TrevorLifeline, the country’s first LGBTQ crisis-intervention hotline.
The Trevor Project estimates that more than 1.8 million LGBTQ young people seriously consider suicide each year in the U.S. and could benefit from their services. Their trained counselors connect with LGBTQ young people 24/7, 365 days a year.
On October 11, 2022, The Trevor Project launched 24/7 crisis services for LGBTQ youth in Mexico. Launching 24/7 digital crisis services for LGBTQ young people in Mexico is part of The Trevor Project’s commitment to expand its services to countries around the world, with a belief that every LGBTQ young person — regardless of where they live — deserves to know that they are not alone.