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The Trevor Project Honours Dylan Mulvaney With Suicide Prevention Advocate Of The Year Award

Mulvaney is “a beacon of trans joy, positivity, and inspiration for the LGBTQ community,” the Trevor Project says…

LGBTQ+ human rights group The Trevor Project has named Dylan Mulvaney its Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year for her work in building positivity within the community and beyond. The trans TikTok star extraordinaire joins past award recipients including Lil Nas X and Janelle Monáe.

With her “Days of Girlhood” series of videos on TikTok, which has amassed over a billion views, Mulvaney has “emerged as a beacon of trans joy, positivity, and inspiration for the LGBTQ+ community,” says a Trevor Project press release.

“In a world where LGBTQ young people too often face adversity and discrimination, Dylan Mulvaney stands as a source of light and hope, reminding us that there is strength in unity and power in vulnerability,” Kevin Wong, senior vice president of marketing, communications, and content at the Trevor Project, said in the release. “Through her ongoing advocacy work and unapologetic celebration of their trans identity, Dylan is an exemplary possibility model for LGBTQ young people to envision a world for themselves where they can be happy, successful, and thrive openly and authentically. By letting us into her personal journey and showcasing all of the wonderful parts of the trans experience, Dylan is inspiring a new generation of LGBTQ young people to love themselves fully and we are so honored to celebrate them with this award.”

Dylan has been an incredible champion of The Trevor Project, raising nearly $200K in March during her Day 365 Live! celebration. The event, a one-night-only cabaret show at New York’s iconic Rainbow Room and a culmination of her “Days of Girlhood” series, was live-streamed and viewed across the globe by millions of fans. 

In a statement, Mulvaney said that she was “deeply honoured” to accept the award.

“Trevor’s life-saving work holds a special place in my heart because it represents a lifeline for so many who are struggling with their identity,” Mulvaney said. “To anyone feeling lost or scared, I want you to know that you are so incredibly loved and there is light after the moment of darkness.”

The Trevor Project highlighted that, according to its 2023 US National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Young People, 41 per cent of under-18s seriously considered suicide in the past year, including half of transgender and non-binary young people. Additionally, polling found that 86 per cent of transgender and non-binary young people blame legislative attacks on LGBTQ+ people as having a negative impact on their mental health.

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