Last week, in the wake of the rash of youth suicides, six friends in DC, Colin Bishop, Alex Levy, Christopher Nulty, Jason Rahlan, Scott Zumwalt and Trevor Thomas, wanted to do something. So, they decided to host a happy hour on Friday night to raise money for the Trevor Project and to build on the “It Gets Better” campaign launched by Dan Savage.
They started sending our invitations. We did a post on the event. It started small — and ended pretty big.
I got the report via email:
What started as a small discussion among a few friends last week turned into an event with over 500 supporters.
After the final count today, you raised an incredible $10,678 for The Trevor Project. That money will fund over 700 calls to their suicide hotline. To put this in perspective, our initial ambitious goal was $1,000.
That’s pretty amazing.
And, I think it shows the energy and passion in the LGBT community right now. Our kids our dying. Our leaders tell us we’re not equal. So, we have to do what we can to protect them.
Here’s the local FOX News coverage: