Saturday, December 8, 2012

Katy Perry Champions LGBT Youth

UPDATE: The United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments in United States v. Windsor which challenges the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The Court also granted a hearing to Hollingsworth v. Perry, the challenge to California’s Proposition 8. Arguments before the Court are likely to take place in March 2013. Updates to Come…:)
The Trevor Project honored international super star Katy Perry with the Trevor Hero Award at “Trevor Live” in Los Angeles. This high-profile annual event benefits the life-saving, life-affirming work of The Trevor Project which provides crisis intervention & suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens & young adults. Katy Perry stated, “I am so proud to be honored by The Trevor Project as a Trevor Hero. I hope all LGBTQ youth know that they are as valuable as anyone else, that they are amazing & unique & make the world a more vibrant place. Trevor’s life-saving, life-affirming work helps youth find the future they deserve. I want every young person to choose to have a tomorrow & to dream for the future. And if they don’t get to hear it enough, I hope they know that they can pick up the phone to call the Trevor Lifeline, or log on and talk to someone on TrevorChat. It’s okay to ask for help. You are worth it. Make a pledge to yourself to get help if you need it, because we need you in our lives.” LGBTQ teens are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers & every day The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free & confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources & advocacy. The Trevor Project has been honored by the White House as a Champion of Change as a leader & innovator in suicide prevention.
 For More Info & Video: TheTrevorProject.org

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