There are few other organizations quite like The Trevor Project. Not only do they work to create a better future for LGBTQ youth, but they make it better right now. Their services DIRECTLY reach youth who are in crisis and from their work The Trevor Project saves countless lives every day.
I’ve had the honor and privilege of working with The Trevor Project over the last year and a half being a part of incredible projects.
Last week, for their New York Gala fundraising event, Trevor LIVE, I had the opportunity to do the red carpet interviews for Trevor and had one of the best nights ever! It was an honor to speak with some of the incredible talent on the carpet, including Susan Sarandon, Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Judy Gold, Anthony Rapp, Jack and Nate from fun. and many more. The best part of the experience was that everyone I spoke to really understood why The Trevor Project was so important and really “got” the mission. (I’ll post video as soon as I can.)
My favorite part of the evening though was getting to listen to the honorees of the Colin Higgins Foundation Scholarships. These youth are all incredible. Their stories touched the hearts of every person in the room. All three of them are going to make incredible changes in the world, but the one that really lit up the room was Jazz. This little girl has the smile of an angel and has already done so much to help trans youth. Only 11-years-old, Jazz has already taken on the National Soccer Administration to allow trans girls to play on the girls league. Her speech was outstanding and I wish I could quote all of it, but the one phrase that sticks in my mind is, “We’re just kids, and all kids deserve to be happy.”
An outstanding event to be a part of, and I look forward to the years to come.