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Friday, June 20, 2008

The Trevor Project

1-866-4-u-TREVOR 1-866-488-7386

The Trevor Project "operates the nations only 24/7 crisis & suicide prevention helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth." If you are a GLBTQ teen in crisis, feeling alone, depressed, or suicidal, please call The Trevor Helpline now. YOU ARE WORTH IT.

I saw this over at Green Mountain Jamie. For all the pain and pangs I went through as a gay adolescent, coming out wasn't that difficult or traumatic. Sometimes it's easy to forget that for a lot of other kids dealing with their sexuality can be just horrible. Regardless of our varying opinions on homosexuality, I don't think anyone wants to see a kid who doesn't feel like he or she has anywhere to go or someone to talk to.

They're looking for word of the event to be spread, so spread it like Heinz Deli Mayo people! (I'm gonna get a lot of mileage outta that commercial):

MEDIA ALERT

CELEBRITY PERFORMANCES AT TREVOR NEW YORK GALA

NOTE TO EDITORS: Media are invited to press line for celebrity interviews and photo opportunities. Media must R.S.V.P. to Jacque Wing or Scott Boute in order to gain wristband access to press line. Gala attendance is by paid ticket only.

WHO: Direct from Town Hall, Tony Award®-winning actress and recording
artist, Idina Menzel, to perform new songs from her latest hit album, I Stand, at Trevor New York, the eighth annual New York City gala benefitting The Trevor Project.

Comic entertainer and author of Confessions of a Pretty Lady, Sandra Bernhard, to perform a comedy segment in the evening’s program.

The evening will be hosted by actor Alec Mapa, host of Transamerican Love Story on the Logo network and a recurring character on Emmy® Award-winning television series, Ugly Betty.

Presenters at the event include:
· Lauren Collins (actress, Degrassi: The Next Generation)
· Gideon Glick (actor, Spring Awakening)
· Cheyenne Jackson (actor, Xanadu)
· Heather Matarazzo (actress, Welcome to the Dollhouse)
· Rosie Perez (actress, The Take)
· Adamo Ruggiero (actor, Degrassi: The Next Generation)
· More to be announced

Award-winning actor Alan Cumming and The N, the 24-hour network for and about teens, will also be honored at the gala. Cumming will receive The Trevor Hero Award, which honors an individual who, through his or her example, support, volunteerism and/or occupation, is an inspiration to gay and questioning youth. The N will receive The Trevor Commitment Award, which honors a company or organization that, through its policies, initiatives and other efforts, demonstrates a commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender causes and is a prominent, public example of corporate acceptance of individuals regardless of sexual orientation.

WHAT: The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only
nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth.

In 1998, The Trevor Project held its first “Cracked Xmas” fundraising gala in Los Angeles to keep The Trevor Helpline open and available to gay and questioning youth. In 2001, the organization held its first Trevor New York fundraiser. The two galas, both now annual events, bring together top entertainers to raise the financial resources necessary to fund the organization’s services.

WHEN: Mon. June 30, 2008
Press line begins at 6:30p.m.
Gala from 7:30 to 10p.m.

WHERE: The Mandarin Oriental Hotel
80 Columbus Circle
New York , NY

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