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FabuList: Phuong Tseng August 10th, 2011
FabuList: Phuong Tseng

Phuong Tseng had never been to New York before June 25th, but for this 19-year-old queer-identified female, the trip couldn’t have come at a better time. With Marriage Equality passing mere hours before and the NYC Pride Parade, Dyke March and Trevor LIVE! Gala ahead, the weekend promised to be a memorable one. Phuong always dreamed of visiting New York, but was used to a different kind of city – San Francisco, where she spent most of her life. She arrived in the big apple with two other teenagers, Cyrus Sinai and Daunasia Yancey, as part of the prize for receiving Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award. In addition to the trip to New York, the three youth each receive a 10k grant and passes to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change Conference in Minneapolis. The three youth took in all the sights the city had to offer, but the main event that weekend for the Colin Higgins honorees was Trevor LIVE! That evening, they’d publicly receive their awards and give a brief speech in front of celebrities such as Daniel Radcliffe, Amy Poehler, and Robin Williams. Each one of these youth have done fabulous things for their communities ...

Trevor LIVE! a Tremendous Success July 2nd, 2011
Trevor LIVE! a Tremendous Success

‎"I think of everything I've done in my career so far, my association with Trevor is the thing I'm proudest of." -Daniel Radcliffe On Monday, June 27th The Trevor Project hosted its annual east coast fundraiser, Trevor LIVE!, at New York’s Capitale Theatre. I can’t tell you how honored I am to have been a volunteer at this amazing event that benefits such an important nonprofit. The evening was MC’d by Amy Poehler (the self-proclaimed “voice of God”) and opened with an amazing performance of 'True Colors" and Adele’s "Rolling in the Deep" by PS22. That night, The Trevor Project recognized a variety of individuals and organizations that have supported the LGBTQ community in one way or another – the two signature honorees being Daniel Radcliffe and Ernst & Young. Radcliffe, who currently stars in the Broadway play “How to Succeed in Business Without Actually Trying,” took home the Trevor Hero Award, an award that recognizes an individual who serves as an inspiration to sexual minority youth and increases visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community. Radcliffe has been affiliated with The Trevor Project since 2009 and has spoken in PSAs and countless interviews about the life-saving and life-affirming work that Trevor does ...

FabuList: Cyrus Sinai July 1st, 2011
FabuList: Cyrus Sinai

At this year's Trevor LIVE, three extraordinary queer youth received the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award.  The Colin Higgins Foundation established the Youth Courage Awards in 2000 to further the spirit and life of Colin Higgins, the acclaimed  screenwriter and director whose films celebrate honesty and integrity in the face of adversity. Over the last decade, the Foundation has issued 41 awards to activists hailing from 17 states and Puerto Rico. The following is an excerpt from the Trevor LIVE program book. An 18-year-old from Santa Clara, Cyrus Sinai comes from an Iranian immigrant family and was actively attending the Mormon Church as a young person. Cyrus describes the battle over his sexuality as a young person and the countless hours spent trying to "pray the gay away." As with many young people in such painful times, Cyrus was convinced his homosexuality was a disease and considered suicide. Cyrus eventually left the Mormon Church and took a life-changing trip to West Africa when he was 16 - finally coming out to his family, friends and school. Under Cyrus' leadership as he GSA president in his school, the membership more than tripled in size and has become one of the most prominent clubs on his ...