In this episode of ‘A World Where LivingWorks’, we talk with Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs at The Trevor Project, Sam Brinton.
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project offers a suite of 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, TrevorSpace. Trevor also operates an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, an advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and a research team to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide.
Sam works to ensure The Trevor Project is advancing policies and positions that help LGBTQ youth in crisis. They lead Trevor’s work on the federal, state and local level and in the executive, legislative and judicial branches with focus on both LGBTQ issues as well as the mental health and suicide prevention space.
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Over the next few months episodes will be posted biweekly, and alongside each podcast will be Podclub! We have some questions—and you can add your own—and put together a group to discuss the podcast and really get people talking about, and maybe ending, suicide!