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To raise awareness of the organization’s life-saving programs and services, The Trevor Project will host The Trevor Project Day on Thursday, Sept. 27, at its offices in West Hollywood, with high-profile guests such as Darren Criss, Jessica Lu, Kevin McHale, Missi Pyle, Zachary Quinto and others in attendance.
The day-long event will include a news conference and open house at The Trevor Project’s main offices. Guests can take a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the Randy Stone Call Center and hear from volunteers and counselors about their experiences working with at-risk youth.
Participants will also have the opportunity to see a demonstration of the organization’s new “TrevorChat” crisis service.
Also, Trevor Project staff will unveil findings from a study that surveyed youth about how they want to reach out in times of crisis.
We’re late, but not that late…
Today it’s Zach’s 35th birthday, and we would like to wish him a wonderful day with his family and friends. Love and respect, always, Zach!
Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play, Warren Leight’s Side Man is a tender and poignant memory play about a jazz musician struggling to save both his fading career and troubled home life during the dawn of rock ‘n roll in America. As a founding company member of Naked Angels, Warren developed the play during its earliest stages in the company’s various new play development programs before it became a widely-recognized and award-winning hit on Broadway and across the country. Proceeds from the evening will help make Naked Angels’ work possible.
Monday, October 24 @ 7:00pm – Vineyard Theatre – 108 East 15th Street, NYC
Since Zachary Quinto pronounced himself a “gay man” in a New York magazine interview and then took to his blog to pen an explanation about his decision to come out, the “Star Trek” actor has been overwhelmed by the positive response across the Web.
“It’s been enormously supportive — universally, unanimously supportive, I’m really grateful for that.”
Quinto explained that the recent suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer, a young teen who was the victim of gay bullying, made him realize that he could no longer live a gay life without acknowledging in public that he was, in fact, gay. From the timelines of Twitter to the comments section on his blog, the response to his announcement has been supportive. “I admire your courage for looking inside yourself and realizing what kind of real power you have for making a difference,” one commenter on his blog wrote.
While the actor has been an outspoken advocate on gay issues in the past, recording an “It Gets Better” video last fall, Quinto told us he’s now looking forward to diving more fully into the ever-evolving conversation about teen sexuality and bullying.
“I feel like I made that declaration so that I can be a part of this conversation moving forward. I did it in my own time, on my own terms, in my own words. That’s exactly the way that I wanted to do it, and I’m really proud of that. When the time is right to continue the conversation forward, I certainly will do that. That’s why I took those steps in the first place.”
The “World News Now” co-anchor’s revelation comes on the heels of the actor’s public acknowledgment of his homosexuality.
Zachary Quinto’s decision to come out has inspired another high-profile personality to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality.
Early Monday morning, Dan Kloeffler, an anchor on ABC’s World News Now, came out on the air while discussing the news about Quinto. (more…)
when i found out that jamey rodemeyer killed himself – i felt deeply troubled. but when i found out that jamey rodemeyer had made an it gets better video only months before taking his own life – i felt indescribable despair. i also made an it gets better video last year – in the wake of the senseless and tragic gay teen suicides that were sweeping the nation at the time. but in light of jamey’s death – it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it – is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality. our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country. gay kids need to stop killing themselves because they are made to feel worthless by cruel and relentless bullying. parents need to teach their children principles of respect and acceptance. we are witnessing enormous shifts of collective consciousness throughout the world. we are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and our government. i believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society – and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. jamey rodemeyer’s life changed mine. and while his death only makes me wish that i had done this sooner – i am eternally grateful to him for being the catalyst of change within me. now i can only hope to serve as the same catalyst for even one other person in this world. that – i believe – is all that we can ask of ourselves and of each other.