As we embark on a new legislative session and welcome the year ahead, The Trevor Project is excited to highlight our steadfast commitment to LGBTQ+ advocacy. In this month’s newsletter, explore the heart of our advocacy work with empowering stories, impactful updates, and valuable resources. From amplifying LGBTQ+ voices to shaping inclusive policies, we’re dedicated to creating a world where every young person can thrive authentically.
Curious about LGBTQ+ legislation in your state? Navigate our interactive map to view bills and policies, stay informed, and engage with the advocacy landscape. Join us on this transformative journey, discover the strides we’ve taken, and learn how you can actively contribute to building a more inclusive and affirming future. Together, let’s make a difference in 2024!
The Q Christian Fellowship Conference is an annual gathering where LGBTQ+ Christians, parents, and allies: gather for worship, fellowship, workshops, and keynote speakers; make lifelong friendships or reunite with those friends; experience healing, transformation, and hope; witness the fullness of God’s love and affirmation through each other.
The 2024 Q Christian Fellowship Conference is January 11th through the 14th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year’s conference scripture is from Lamentations: “Certainly the faithful love of the Lord hasn’t ended; certainly God’s compassion isn’t through! They are renewed every morning. Great is your faithfulness.”
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Today marks the 25th anniversary of the first Lifeline Call. While The Trevor Project was officially founded on March 25, 1998, it was on August 11, 1998, that the short film TREVOR was broadcast on HBO alongside the launch of the Trevor Lifeline, the first 24/7 national lifeline supporting LGBTQ youth in crisis. The very first calls were answered that night.
Since then, we have provided 25-years of 24/7 crisis services for LGBTQ young people and have also grown our programs to include research, advocacy, public education, and peer support. Take a look at our milestones: 1. Publishing the largest survey of LGBTQ youth mental health annually. 2. Launching chat/text services alongside our telephone lines. 3. Helping to advocate for and pass bills that protect LGBTQ young people including the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, the first bill that is specifically LGBTQ-inclusive to pass Congress unanimously in history.
Our counselors understand the challenges LGBTQ young people face and are trained to offer immediate help – answering calls, chats, or texts 24/7, 365 days a year. They will listen without judgment to address a wide range of challenges, such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression, and suicide.
Watch highlights from The Rachel Maddow Show, airing Mondays at 9PM Eastern, on MSNBC. She used to do her show each weekday and we considered MUST SEE TV for years. She scaled down to one night a week last year and we can’t stress enough how good her show is.
Rachel Maddow makes our democracy stronger, and we always walk away smarter and better, more informed citizens, every time we watch her. She is probably one of the smartest, brightest, most articulate news anchors in the country, if not the world. If you haven’t ever heard her, you need to. You won’t be sorry (or bored or lost) and our country will be stronger for it.