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Program Update Trevor Live The importance of our work. Learn more about what we’re doing. New Name, New Venue, New Heights in Hollywood! PAGE 04 PAGE 05 TREVOR CREATING Change Conference 2011 Recently, The Trevor Project’s staff had the opportunity to connect with organizations and individuals who are working to improve the lives of LGBTQ people across the country. This past February, we attended and served as faculty at the 23rd Annual Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Staff representing The Trevor Project’s education, community and advocacy programs co-led a Day-Long Institute at Creating Change as part of the New Beginning Initiative, a coalition of national LGBT-serving organizations organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. During the conference, we also led workshop sessions, including one about the importance of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the research available about LGBTQ youth, as well as a workshop about federal policies that impact LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Project also offered a Lifeguard Workshop for youth at Creating Change to train them how to be “Lifeguards” for someone who is at risk for suicide. A pillar of The Trevor Project is to create social change, and as part of that, we continue to seek partnerships with school districts across the country in order to provide life-saving suicide prevention Lifeguard Workshops trainings to faculty, staff and students. To this end, The Trevor Project partnered with the Blake School in downtown Minneapolis to offer two Lifeguard Workshops during our visit to the North Star State. We were very excited to work with the progressive-oriented staff and student body at Blake, who are motivated to be Lifeguards for youth state-wide, and look forward to the change this new relationship can bring to LGBTQ youth in Minnesota. Volume 4, Issue 1 Spring 2011 The Trevor Project In SAN FRANCISCO Early this year, The Trevor Project and the Human Rights Campaign announced a longterm partnership to operate a Trevor Lifeline call center and an HRC Action Center and Store from the site of Harvey Milk’s Castro Camera in San Francisco. This exciting new partnership to operate a new Lifeline call center will help improve our service to at-risk LGBTQ youth nationwide. Plus, with a San Francisco location The Trevor Project can reach and train local volunteers in the Bay Area, extending our programming in Northern California and beyond. We are thankful to HRC, which has not only donated the call center space to The Trevor Project, but will also be making a $10,000 annual donation to continue our lifesaving work in San Francisco. For those of us who work to improve the lives of LGBTQ people, Creating Change is a time to refresh our minds, learn from our colleagues, and get energized by the incredible work happening throughout the nation. Now, with fresh ideas, new friends, and strengthened relationships, we are excited to continue to create change for LGBTQ youth. Our thanks also extend to the grassroots supporters in San Francisco whose passion helped bring The Trevor Project to Castro Camera, and to carry on Harvey Milk’s legacy. These include Cleve Jones, Frank M. Robinson, and the Academy Award®-winning writer of “Milk” and Trevor Board Member, Dustin Lance Black. – MEG TEN EYCK & SARA TRAIN, Education Managers – LAURA MCGINNIS, Communications Director Huge thanks are due to Trevor Life Award Honoree, Kathy Griffin, who made an incredible gift to The Trevor Project by donating her entire salary from her performance at the Gibson Theatre on Dec. 16, 2010. Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage

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