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The 'Telling Our Stories' Series: Changing Hearts & Minds

The ‘Telling Our Stories’ Series: Changing Hearts & Minds

As we move quickly into the holiday season, where many of us will be spending more time with family and friends, it’s important to remember the impact we all can have on equality by simply telling our personal stories. As a reminder of the power that we all can have to change hearts and minds,…

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Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus says 'It Gets Better'

Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus says ‘It Gets Better’

The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus has released a powerful “It Gets Better” video featuring co-chairs Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). All are openly gay members of congress, a strong message in itself. Each of the lawmakers use details from their personal coming out…

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Wear Purple on October 20 for Spirit Day: Help combat bullying

Wear Purple on October 20 for Spirit Day: Help combat bullying

October 20th, Spirit Day, gives all of us a unique chance to make a statement in support of LGBT youth and against bullying & harassment: Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was…

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National Coming Out Day: My Story

National Coming Out Day: My Story

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally observed day for visibility and discussion about gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people and their issues, specifically about being open about who they are. You can see my take on the importance of visibility and the impact it can have on LGBT rights in my essay that…

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Northwestern University releases 'It Gets Better' video

Northwestern University releases ‘It Gets Better’ video

Northwestern University’s Athletics Department has joined the “It Gets Better” project and “The Trevor Project” to show support for teens and youth who may be in need of encouragement against bullying. They appears to be the first college campus sports division to take part in the LGBT supportive movement. The video features Northwestern Director of…

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White House names Trevor Project a 'Champion of Change' for work with LGBT youth

White House names Trevor Project a ‘Champion of Change’ for work with LGBT youth

Great news for the Trevor Project and for LGBT youth: the national organization will be honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change” in innovation in suicide prevention. The Trevor Project will meet with Administration officials tomorrow to discuss priorities in suicide prevention prior to National Suicide Prevention Week in September: Tomorrow, Thursday,…

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Chicago Sky host anti-bullying basketball game

Chicago Sky host anti-bullying basketball game

The Chicago Sky are hosting an Anti-Bullying Game on Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 PM at the Allstate Arena. The Chicago Sky and The Trevor Project invite you to a night of world-class basketball that helps raise awareness about the huge issue of bullying. Come out, as the Sky take on the Los Angeles Sparks,…

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US senators tell LGBT kids 'It Gets Better'

US senators tell LGBT kids ‘It Gets Better’

A group of Democratic US Senators, including Illinois’ own Dick Durbin, have joined the ranks of high profile people sending messages of hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth as part of the ‘It Gets Better‘ campaign. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.),…

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Chicago Cubs combat anti-gay bullying

Chicago Cubs combat anti-gay bullying

As if we Chicagoans needed another reason to love our hometown team, the Cubs have released a video as part of the “It Gets Better” campaign that helps support LGBT youth and combat bullying. Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts (who is one of the first openly gay pro-sports team owners), manager Mike Quade, first base coach…

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