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The Trevor Project Raises Lifesaving Proceeds, Awareness at Trevor New York Benefit
Date:7/2/2008

Eighth Annual Fundraiser Brought Together Celebrities, Community Leaders to Support Suicide and Crisis Prevention for Gay and Questioning Youth

LOS ANGELES, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Performances by Sandra Bernhard and Idina Menzel were among the entertainment highlights of Trevor New York, the eighth annual New York City gala benefiting The Trevor Project, the non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. The June 30 event at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel raised nearly $175,000 for The Trevor Project and boasted a star-studded guest list.

The evening was hosted by Alec Mapa, host of Logo's Transamerican Love Story and a recurring character on Ugly Betty. Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and George Takei (Star Trek) were among the celebrities in attendance. The Trevor Project presented its annual honoree awards to Alan Cumming, who received The Trevor Hero Award, and MTV's network, The N, which received The Trevor Commitment Award.

"We are very grateful for the tremendous amount of support we received from this year's Trevor New York event, and we know that we can always rely on New York City to bring together extraordinary individuals who support our mission and want to help us save young lives," said Charles Robbins, executive director, The Trevor Project. "We are delighted that so many people joined us in our efforts to continue to offer gay and questioning youth hope and someone to talk to 24/7."

Funds raised at the event, chaired by Brian Dorsey and Joel Flatow, help finance The Trevor Helpline, which receives thousands of calls each year from gay and questioning youth, their family members, educators and friends. Suicide is one of the top three killers of young people and gay and questioning youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. Every day, The Trevor Project saves lives through its free and confidential helpline, its Web site and its educational materials.

Trevor New York, which was attended by 380 guests, was principally sponsored by Barefoot Wine, Extreme Drinks and Sellers Dorsey.

About The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. The Trevor Helpline, 866-4-U-TREVOR, is a free and confidential service that offers hope through its trained counselors. In addition to the helpline, the organization's Web site provides information on identifying and assisting potentially suicidal youth and "Dear Trevor," a confidential resource where youth can ask questions about sexual orientation and identity issues. The Trevor Project also provides lifesaving guidance and vital resources to educators and parents. The organization was founded by three filmmakers whose film, Trevor, about a teenager who attempts suicide after realizing that he might be gay, received the 1994 Academy Award(R) for Best Short Film (Live Action).

For more information about The Trevor Project, please visit TheTrevorProject.org. The Trevor Project is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Photos available upon request to Jacque Wing.

Media Contact:

Jacque Wing / The Trevor Project

310-271-8845, ext. 226

Jacqueline.Wing@TheTrevorProject.org


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