Attention teens ages 13-24! The Trevor Project and Lambda Literary Foundation proudly announce the first annual "Second Chances" LGBT Youth Essay contest.
"Harness your creativity while sharing your personal story in the first-ever "Second Chances" essay contest for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
"All young people should be proud of their sexual orientation of gender identity. Today's brave generation of youth are coming out earlier than ever and even becoming active advocates for LGBTQ issues in their communities. However, sometimes reactions from family, friends, classmates, teachers and others can be unsupportive or hurtful, and contribute to young people feeling helpless, hopeless, and alone.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth, and Lambda Literary Foundation is dedicated to raising the status of openly LGBT people throughout society by rewarding and promoting excellence among LGBT writers who use their work to explore LGBT lives. Together we've teamed up to encourage LGBTQ youth throughout the country to step up and share their stories of overcoming feelings of depression, thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts, and other unique experiences involving overcoming obstacles.
Five winning entries will be chosen by a review panel of professional writers involved with or recruited by The Trevor Project and Lambda Literary Foundation. These five winning essays will be published on The Trevor Project's website on or about Friday, February 5th, 2010. Select essay entries, including but not limited to the top five winners, may be chosen by the review panel for inclusion in an anthology of essays that will be published, sold and distributed in the future."
For more information & the offical rules please visit www.trevorspace.org
Good luck to all who enter & don't forget to pass on the word!
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