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Dan Radcliffe Lends Support to the Trevor Project

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Posted by: Edward
August 10, 2009, 08:37 PM

Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe has given his support to The Trevor Project, a nationwide suicide prevention telephone helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth, by contributing a major donation to the non-forprofit organization.  In a press release, the Trevor Project notes the young actor's support of their Circle of Hope project which involved many major donors who support the group.  Dan Radcliffe is quoted in the release as saying:

"I am very pleased to begin my support of The Trevor Project, which saves lives every day through its critical work... It's extremely distressing to consider that in 2009 suicide is a top three killer of young people, and it's truly devastating to learn that LGBTQ youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. I deeply hope my support can raise the organization's visibility so even more despondent youth become aware of The Trevor Helpline's highly trained counselors and Trevor's many other resources. It's vitally important that young people understand they are not alone and, perhaps even more important, that their young lives have real value."
The Trevor Project, which began in 1998, aims to work towards suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth in the United States.  The organization comprises many ventures including "Dear Trevor, an online question-and-answer forum for young people with questions surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity; The Trevor Survival Kit, an educational kit distributed to schools and youth service providers to help educators facilitate discussions about suicide, gender identity and sexual orientation; and TrevorSpace, an online social networking community for LGBTQ youth, their friends and allies."

The 24/7 Trevor Helpline can be contacted in the United States by calling 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).

Many thanks to Denise for mailing.

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102 Comments

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190 Points

Daniel Radcliffe seems a truly wonderful person to donate to this chairty and raise awareness, because I’d never even heard of this charity till now. Anything to stop young people committing suicide and to make them feel that they have got something to offer to the world and helping them look towards their future in a postive light is ever so important.

Posted by Lou_Lovegood [ROAR!!!] on August 11, 2009, 01:37 PM report to moderator
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2333 Points

Yay way to go Dan!!!!!

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on August 11, 2009, 02:57 PM report to moderator
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4603 Points

that’s so cool

Posted by placebowiz on August 11, 2009, 03:33 PM report to moderator
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1925 Points

a great role model!!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on August 11, 2009, 04:53 PM report to moderator
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139 Points

Dan rocks my world again. It’s a great cause, and I’m glad he supports it!

Posted by Half-blood Princess on August 11, 2009, 05:02 PM report to moderator
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13187 Points

Woo! Go Dan! =D

Posted by ❤MischiefManaged★☆ROAR☆★ on August 11, 2009, 05:46 PM report to moderator
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82 Points

Dan does good! this is a problem.. the fact a famous person is involved is real good

Posted by SharonE on August 11, 2009, 06:15 PM report to moderator
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Way to go Dan!!! :D

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on August 11, 2009, 06:42 PM report to moderator
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857 Points

Good job Dan! That’s one of the coolest things I’ve heard all day. That sounds like a great cause, one that I’m sure gets overlooked far too often.

Posted by kayzz on August 11, 2009, 06:45 PM report to moderator
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1965 Points

What an awesome cause for Daniel to support!

Posted by NymphadoraMae on August 11, 2009, 06:50 PM report to moderator
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2525 Points

That comment is soo deep and shows what such an amzing person he is that he beileves everyone is imprtant.

Posted by The Nerd on August 11, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator
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That comment is soo deep and shows what such an amzing person he is that he beileves everyone is imprtant.

Posted by The Nerd on August 11, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator
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He’s such a generous, nice guy, it seems :D.

Posted by KeiraWeasley {: on August 11, 2009, 09:04 PM report to moderator
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He’s such a generous, nice guy, it seems :D.

Posted by KeiraWeasley {: on August 11, 2009, 09:05 PM report to moderator
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3187 Points

what a great cause. i’ve never heard of the trevor project before, but i think it’s great that dan’s raising the awareness and stepping out for LGBTQ youth.

Posted by harrygetsme on August 12, 2009, 02:20 AM report to moderator
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