It’s been an amazingly positive couple of years for LGBTQ rights in America. But of course, there is still plenty of work to do. Did you know that LGB youth are four times more likely than their straight peers to attempt suicide? Trans young people in the US have a 50% chance of attempting suicide. That’s why ONEHOPE partners with an organization on the front lines of the fight to help LGBTQ youth in crisis – The Trevor Project. Our partnership began last fall and we’re so proud to say that we support this amazing group 365 days a year.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film "TREVOR" (which follows the trials of a 13-year-old boy who realizes he is gay), The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting, and inclusive environments via the phone, online, and text. The organization also provides suicide prevention training and resources.
“It’s been a trying year for LGBTQ rights, and there is still a lot of work to do," says Melissa Lake, executive director of our ONEHOPE Foundation. "In an effort to be a part of the solution, ONEHOPE is partnering with an LGBTQ nonprofit for the first time ever. We are so happy to be doing it with such a great organization.”
As part of the partnership, each bottle of our special Rainbow Glitter Edition Sparkling Brut Wine includes a donation to The Trevor Project. Each bottle is $59 and available online at ONEHOPE Wine. Every four bottles sold will fund one hour of operational costs for The Trevor Project Lifeline, the only nationwide 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13-24, available at (866) 488-7386. Since our partnership began in September 2015, ONEHOPE has provided 397 hours of operation for the Trevor Lifeline.
“Partners like ONEHOPE make the life-saving work of The Trevor Project possible," says Abbe Land, executive director and CEO of The Trevor Project. "It will enable us to be there for even more LGBTQ youth in the future.”