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Gillian Anderson, December 2, 2001 Cracked Xmas benefit for The Trevor Project, which focuses on crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.

I think it affects me because of my own struggles as a teenager. I don’t know if I would have used a hotline at that time, so I know what it feels like to be stranded, to not be able to pick up the phone and not trust that that’s gonna help and to not trust there will be somebody trustworthy on the other line that understands. I think it just reminds me. Just a constant reminder of what that was like. If it is about growing up in a town or in a family that is intolerant of one’s inner self, whether it’s a parent or friends or the neighborhood, I mean, it’s like, that is supposed to be your safety. That is supposed to be where you learn who you are and learn what you stand for and learn that everything is okay so that you can find that place and then go out into the world. And if it’s a bad place, there is no safety and there is judgment and there is fear, and the potentiality for a very difficult and shaky and confused and lonely life is there. So nipping it in the bud really early is a real good thing.


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legitimately praying and hoping for the safety of american lgbt+ people and communities. you are valid, you matter, you are not alone, and it will be okay. you are valuable. you are powerful. it is not your fault. i believe you, and i believe in you. the sooner we come together as global communities and protect each other the better, hotlines for the usa are below, please don’t hesitate to talk to me if you ever need someone to listen to you.

we will be okay.

usa suicide hotline: 1-800-784-2433

trevor project lifeline:  1-866-488-7386

suicide prevention services crisis hotline: 800-784-2433

suicide prevention services depression hotline: 630-482-9696

child abuse hotline - support & information: 800-792-5200

crisis help line - for any kind of crisis: 800-233-4357

sexual assault hotline (english and spanish) : 800-223-5001

national domestic violence hotline: 800-799-SAFE

national youth crisis hotline: 800-448-4663

national child abuse hotline: 800-422-4453

suicide & depression hotline – covenant house: 800-999-9999

runaway hotline (all calls are confidential) : 800-231-6946

domestic & teen dating violence hotline (english and spanish) : 800-992-2600

Instead of saying, ‘Asexuality doesn’t exist,’ try saying, 'Asexuality is a sexual orientation just like bi, gay, lesbian, and pan.’

Instead of saying, 'You will know when it’s time to have sex,’ try saying, 'Love doesn’t equal sex.’

Instead of saying, 'Have you seen a doctor?’ try saying, 'There are many happy, healthy relationships that don’t have sex involved in them.’

Instead of saying, 'This will pass, it is just a phase. Everyone wants sex sometimes,’ try saying, 'Sexuality is fluid and exists on a huge spectrum. There are many different types of sexuality.’

Instead of saying, 'Sex is a natural part of adult relationships,’ try saying, 'Sex and sexuality are complicated to figure out. Give yourself time and space to explore what you are feeling.’

—  Asexual Awareness Week’s advice to the Trevor project, from the two-page document drafted by Sara Beth Brooks (pearlsfromthewest).