High School Democrats of America and Gay-Straight Alliance co-host fundraiser for the Trevor Project


Freshman Marco Stabile and senior Evan Howe raise money for the Trevor Project during their lunch period fifth hour.

The High School Democrats of America (HSDA) is hosting a fundraiser for The Trevor Project in partnership with the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) during lunch hours on Monday and Tuesday.

“I think especially today when you see attacks on everyone’s rights, it’s really important to show a good, safe place where students can feel like they belong,” GSA adviser Ernest Lane said.

The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ teenage suicide prevention and mental health awareness.

“I know LGBTQ individuals are five times more times more likely to attempt suicide, five times more likely to be homeless, and they need some support. They need someone to be there. The Trevor Project does a lot with supporting LGBTQ youth when their parents won’t,” Lane said.

The fundraiser, which was hosted now during the time of giving, was also launched to help raise awareness towards LGBTQ+ discrimination.

“People should be informed on issues even if it doesn’t affect them. You can care about people you don’t know. It’s a worthy cause. It’s a cause that goes towards affecting a lot of people who are struggling,” senior and co-founder of HSDA Evan Howe said. “Those are real people out there who could use some support right now.”

Donate to the Trevor Project on behalf of BHS here: give.thetrevorproject.org/bhs