August 29, 2012
“Since the nineties, The Trevor Project has supported lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through its nationwide, around-the-clock telephone helpline. By providing confidential, one-on-one guidance, the organization works to prevent suicides and offer crisis intervention. Over the past two decades, a lot has changed: same-sex marriage is now legal in seven states (plus the District of Columbia), and this year, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to declare his support. The Trevor Project has evolved, too—adding digital services such as TrevorChat.
Though we’re living in a new political and digital age, the spirit of The Trevor Project has remained constant. At the heart of the organization is the fictional character of Trevor, a gay thirteen-year-old boy who tries to take his own life after he gets bullied. Despite the severity of the topic, Trevor’s story is not a sad, cautionary tale—it’s about love and resilience. James Lecesne, who co-founded The Trevor Project, wrote and illustrated Trevor: A Novella to update
Trevor’s story and share his strength with a new generation.”
See the entire interview here.