From Johnny Gonzales, The Trevor Project <[email protected]>
Subject Cyber Monday is almost over
Date December 3, 2019 2:01 AM
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Will you help us reach our goal?

Hi there,

Did you see Sam’s beautiful story from this morning? I’m forwarding this to you in case you missed it. People like Sam keep our work going — saving young LGBTQ lives and bringing us closer to a world free from LGBTQ youth suicide.

Cyber Monday is coming to a close and we’re so close to our goal:
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If everyone who opened this email donated just $5, we’d clear our goal easily. Can we count on you to donate $5 to help us reach our 150 donors goal by midnight? ([link removed])
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Your gift is 100% tax-deductible and will immediately go towards saving young LGBTQ lives.

Need more inspiration to give? Check out Sam’s story below.

Thank you (gracias),

Johnny Gonzaleas
Director of Special Events
The Trevor Project

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From: Sam Brinton, The Trevor Project
To: Friend <[email protected]>
Subject: This is not a sale

Hi there Friend,

Today is Cyber Monday, and I know you’re seeing sales in your inbox, but this email is different: I’m not here to sell you anything. I want to tell you a story.

On January 15th, I was sitting in New York’s state legislature with hundreds of other advocates. I could hear a pin drop. After all, we weren’t supposed to make any noise while voting was in session. But when we received the news that conversion therapy would be banned in the state of New York, we couldn’t help but erupt into cheers and applause.

I will remember this forever. For that minute, I was relieved from the worry over whether the bill would pass or what legacy we were creating for LGBTQ people in New York. Instead of thinking about the next steps of implementing this exciting news, I took a minute to celebrate! I was celebrating with the nearly 10,000 young people who would be saved from the trauma that I had endured as a young person.

As a survivor of conversion therapy, I hear stories like mine so often. Stories of young people being subjected to the dangerous and discredited practice. I knew I had to be present for all the kids like me, who just want to be themselves so I joined The Trevor Project as their Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs. I work every day to support the passage of laws that protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy across the country and across the globe. When I heard New York was about to pass this bill, I knew I had to be there.

That was a time in my life that I will never forget. Listen to my story to hear more about why that minute was so powerful — it’ll only take a minute:
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Will you join me in being an advocate for LGBTQ young people? ([link removed]) To create a more inclusive world in which every young person feels valid, beautiful, celebrated, and loved for who they are — all it takes is one minute. You can join The Trevor Project and show you support LGBTQ young people today with a donation of any amount. ([link removed]) Your donation will immediately go towards helping LGBTQ youth and is 100% tax-deductible.

In fact, we’re trying to reach a goal today: inspire 150 donors. Donate now to help get us there. ([link removed])

Thanks for taking the time to read my story.

In solidarity,

Sam Brinton
Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs
The Trevor Project

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