December 8, 3:38 AMInternational LGBT Issues ExaminerKelvin LynchNeil Patrick Harris, star of CBS's How I Met Your Mother, was awarded a Life Achievement Award at the Trevor Project's 12th annual Cracked Xmas event in Hollywood yesterday.The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. It operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.The Trevor Project is named after a 1994 Academy Award®-winning short film, Trevor, a comedy/drama about a gay 13-year-old boy who, when rejected by friends because of his sexuality, makes an attempt to take his life.The filmmakers realized that some of the program’s teen viewers might be facing the same kind of crisis as Trevor, and began to search for an appropriate support line to broadcast during the airing. They discovered that no such helpline existed, and decided to dedicate themselves to forming what was, in their view, a much-needed resource: an organization to promote acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, and to aid in crisis and suicide prevention among that group.The Trevor Project also provides online support to young people through the organization’s Web site, and provides lifesaving guidance and vital resources to educators and parents....
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Great job, Neil! Keep up the fantastic work!
Posted by De Sube at 12/08/2009 01:28:00 PM