BENEFITING: Trevor Project
Since the election, so many of us have been angry and upset, but what if we can take those lemons and help turn them into lemonade?
President Trump has threatened to bar transgender folks from the armed services. His administration removed the LGBT rights page from the White House website. There have been continious threats that an executive order will be issued rolling back civil rights protections for LGBTQ individuals. Trump has appointed many individuals to his cabinet who have a poor record of standing up for the rights of LGBTQ people. In fact, Secretary of Education Betsy Devos has refused to affirm that she will enforce the anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBTQ students in schools.
I have worked in schools with students who are gay, who are transgender, or who are trying to figure out who they are and how they fit into the world. I have seen the harm that these policies and the hatred people have can cause first hand. Too many lives have been lost because of this hatred and discrimination.
Today, when so many people are feeling overwhelmed and powerless, I thought a good thing we could do would be to help our fellow citizens and the Trevor Project is an organization who is doing a lot to help LGBTQ young people across the country.
The Trevor Project runs an informative website with resources to help LGBTQ young people, along with their friends and family. They also run a 24 hour a day helpline where children and teens can phone, chat, or text for help if they are feeling suicidal.
If you want to learn more about their work, I hope you will visit their website here: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ and that you will donate what you can to help young folks in our country who really need support. Even just the price of a coffee or a movie ticket can help save someone's life!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for being generous enough to help instead of hate!