trevor project

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


Tiffany Pollard’s Gay Dating Show Is Raising Funds For Queer Youth

The “Flavor of Love” star is planning a small screen comeback with “The Ex,” and wants make sure her gay fans feel loved as they grapple with an uncertain future following Election Day.

We’re living in a time when we might not have the future president that we wanted in this country. And as an immigrant who can’t vote, I don’t really get to say much. But tonight, I do. People voted for him. So just like they gave us a chance to love equally, we will fight to keep that. We have to give [Trump] a chance, and we do it by spreading love, not hate.
—  Kelly Osbourne accepting the Trevor Hero Honoree Award at the Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE gala this past weekend. I do not know if these are the words I would have used, especially given the audience – and the very real fear LGBTQ youth everywhere are dealing with in anticipation of a Trump/Pence administration. (via the Huffington Post)
  • Title: Unburied fables 
  • Author: Compiled and edited by Creative Aces Publishing 
  • Genre: Fairy tales, Anthologies, Retellings 
  • Published: October 24, 2016 
  • My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 

Official synopsis: 

This collection enlisted talent around the world. From students to seasoned professionals, these writers came together to raise awareness and reinvent classic stories. While they showcase a wide variety of origins, styles, and endings, all the tales in this anthology have one classic element in common: a happily ever after. 

Fifty percent of this collection’s proceeds will be donated to the Trevor Project, a non-profit focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual and other queer youth. 

I have a soft spot for fairy tale retellings, and I’ve always thought the queerer, the better, so it’s like this book was made for me. Unburied fables is a collection of classic stories reinvented, and each one of them offers very interesting twists. 

With several asexual characters, trans representation, and the promotion of so many forms of love (romantic and platonic as well), this compilation has become one of my favourite reads of the year. 

I really enjoyed every story in this anthology but my favourite ones are “Handsome and the Beast”, “Odd”, “Match Sticks”, and “Beauty’s Beast”.

This is why Alec is so important.

I just can’t explain how much Alec means to me. Being a closeted gay myself, it means the world to me to have a character like Alec in my life. For those of you that have no idea how it feels to be closeted, it’s torture. You go from being absolutely terrified, to just wanting to be yourself and being unable to. There’s so much on the line being in the closet, because it means having to come out and having the risk of losing everything/everyone. You don’t know if your family will accept you, and you don’t know if they’ll disown you or even kick you out. It’s a lot of pain and a large burden to hold all the time. When I read TMI, I identified so much with sweet lil muffin Alec and I loved reading his story. His story shows an accurate representation of the stages of being in the closet, to coming out, to closeted relationships. Seeing Alec in Shadowhunters struggle so deeply about who he is, is so eye opening for people who have no idea what it feels to be gay and/or in the closet. When you’re in the closet you feel shameful, you’ve gone through stages where you hated the fact that you’re gay, you’ve struggled so deeply inside about this. Add the constant fear of someone finding out and never speaking to you again. People who aren’t 100% accepting of gay people, because they don’t understand it will begin to understand it more and accept it more, as they watch Alec struggle so internally. His character is spreading awareness to non-LGBTQ+ people and honestly to homophobes, as well. Alec’s character is also so important on this show, because he is going to give hope to the LGBTQ+ youth. They’ll see Alec struggling so deeply inside and it will resonate with them, because they understand how he feels and then they’ll feel like they’re not alone. They’ll start accepting theirselves a little bit more, because seeing Alec will help them realize that there’s nothing wrong with who they are. Alexander Lightwood is so important to have in not only Shadowhunters, but just on tv in general. To all the LGBTQ+ youth out there, there’s nothing wrong with who you are and you aren’t alone. If you need someone to look up to, look up to Alec. When I read the books he helped me come to be more accepting of myself and made me feel less alone, so I hope he can do the same for you. Honestly, if you don’t watch Shadowhunters for whatever reason, I think the show is worth watching even if you’re just there for Alec.

Anna Kendrick’s Variety Speech On LGBT Youth Transcript. Watch here(x)

“Diversity is beautiful. All people have the right to love who they love and be who they are. Knowing that these words which are basics truths for everyone in this room are rejected in some areas, schools and families are hard to reconcile.

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