The Trevor Project

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Look for the orange banner above to find The Trevor Project on social media. Photo from: thetrevorproject.org

Jackson Hayes, Writer

The Trevor Project is an emergency hotline for LGBTQ+ youth who may be thinking of suicide or just need someone to talk to. Although LGBTQ+ is the target demographic for the hotline, it isn’t exclusively just those people. If you aren’t a part of the LGBTQ+ community you are still welcome to call, text, or join a chat room to talk to a counselor. 

 

The Trevor Project is an amazing resource. Kids that are LGBTQ+ have to deal with problems like homophobia, unaccepting families, and the struggle to accept who they are. The Trevor Project is there to help when things get overwhelming. They also provide a lot of ways to contact them. If you don’t feel comfortable talking on the phone with someone you can also text or talk to someone in a chat room if you click the link on their website. In addition, they also have a community where anyone ages 13-24 can talk to other LGBTQ+ youth if you aren’t comfortable speaking to a counselor.

 

LGBTQ+ people are four times more likely to commit suicide than straight, cisgendered people. There have been major improvements in America with equality of those in the LGBTQ+ community, but there’s still more progress to be made. If you are LGBTQ+ and need someone to talk to someone you can visit their website https://www.thetrevorproject.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwmpb0BRCBARIsAG7y4zbMt8RtgeQj0v0pYgkt1sKSaaiuRqo4TdMlKM7S_Z6ttGH2LpIIJ5waAtCQEALw_wcB or you can call (866)488-7386