The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. The organization works to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs on platforms where young people spend their time: a 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, and text. The organization also runs TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operates innovative education, research, and advocacy programs.
When the Academy Award winning short film “Trevor” first aired in 1998, it inspired the creation of a national platform for what would become the world’s largest and only accredited organization working 24/7 to end suicide among LGBTQ youth. Since then, hundreds of thousands of young people in crisis have reached out to The Trevor Project’s multiple in-person and online life-saving, life-affirming resources.
I started working with the Trevor Project through my friend Gary Janetti. I was working on a fitness wear collaboration and Gary asked if we could use the Trevor project as a charitable partner. I loved the message and mission that the Trevor Project represented. Our project and partnership were a success. and it was absolutely lovely to partner with them.
I feel so strongly about mental health and how it specifically effects young people. The safe, judgement free, place that the Trevor Project creates is such an incredible resource for those in the LGBTQ community who are struggling with their day-to-day mental health. I have always been a huge supporter of the LGBTQ community. They have always supported me, and I feel such a connection to them. The opportunity for me to show that love and support back was something I was really excited to be able to do. When the time came to choose a partner for RINNA BEAUTY, the Trevor Project was just a no brainer. I am able to support mental health for young people and the LGBTQ community all at once. It just feels right.