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Trevor Project Honors Actress for Inspiring LGBTQ Youth

In Media, Prevention on November 25, 2008 at 11:33 am
Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

ORIGINAL ARTICLE — An article in On Top Magazine reports that Sigourney Weaver is to be the recipient of the Trevor Life Award

The Trevor Project, operates the only nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, issues the award annually to an individual who is an inspiration to gay and questioning youth. Weaver is being honored, in part, for her role in the movie Prayers for Bobby, in which she “plays a mother so blinded by homophobia that she cannot see that she’s driving her own gay son to suicide.”

“I feel grateful and humbled to be honored with the Trevor Life Award, and to be recognized as an ally to the LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning] community,” said Weaver. “I hope that films such as Prayers for Bobby will send messages of compassion and acceptance to all people and compel them to create safer, all encompassing environments for our young people.”

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[Updated in related SPNAC post:] “‘Prayers for Bobby’ Shines Spotlight on Suicide of Gay Youth

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