The Trevor Project is the only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ people under the age of 25. Trevor offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText and TrevorChat, as well as a peer-to-peer social network called TrevorSpace.
The Trevor Project also offers an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, and a legislative advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and it also conducts research to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide.
When we reached out to the Trevor Project about participating in our “community recommendations,” Amit Paley, CEO and executive director, recalled the Academy Award-winning short film titled “Trevor” that went on to inspire the Trevor Project.
With the life-saving, life-affirming work of the Trevor Project springing from the intersection of storytelling and film, it is unsurprising that their recommended picks for LGBTQ entertainment are films and shows that not only resonate with the community, but also tell the stories of LGBTQ youth from all walks of life. They also carry a very clear message: Everyone, regardless of who they love or what their gender identity is, deserves to have a future and feel like their lives matter.
Be sure to check out the titles featured in the Trevor Project’s Community Recommendations collection below. You can also access the collection using XFINITY Stream or in-home on your X1. Click here to read more about our other XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations.
Note from the Trevor Project: If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless, suicidal or in need of someone to talk to, Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 866-488-7386. Text and chat options are also available at TheTrevorProject.org.
Amit Paley: “Jazz Jennings is a Trevor Project Hero Award honoree and is a spectacular role model for LGBT youth.”
“Matt Shepherd Is a Friend of Mine” (Available with Netflix on X1)
AP: “An incredible film about a tragic event that was a turning point for LGBTQ equality in this country. We co-promoted this film and our resources are listed in the end credits.”
AP: “An amazing film about a trans young person.”
AP: “A film about a lesbian black teenager from a troubled family. Outstanding filmmaking.”
AP: “Groundbreaking hit sitcom featuring two gay leads.”
AP: “A powerful film about suicide. The Trevor Project supported this film when it was released.”
AP: “More than 200 interviews with Laramie residents were conducted in the writing of the play that became this powerful film about a turning point in LGBTQ history.”
“Bridegroom” (Available with Netflix on X1)
AP: “This is a film very relevant to our work. It features a gay teenager and his struggles with a Midwestern family.”
AP: “Ellen has been involved with and a supporter of the Trevor Project since its inception. She is an incredibly kind and effective role model for everyone, not just LGBTQ people.”
AP: “As the tagline of the movie says, ‘hope is found in unexpected places.’”
AP: “True-to-life portrayals of LGBTQ themes, and the lead characters are a lesbian couple.”
“DeGrassi” (Available with Netflix on X1)
AP: “Excellent youth-oriented television series tackling topics like self-image, bullying, coming out and others.”
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On X1: Navigate to “Popular Destinations” > LGBTQ Film & TV
On Native: Go to “On Demand” > LGBTQ Film & TV