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Glee's Winter Finale Inspires Record Traffic For The Trevor Project

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Our readers know just how important LGBT suicide prevention really is to us, so to hear that The Trevor Project is finding its way on to more people's radar is really inspiring to us.

Last week, Glee's winter finale tackled the difficult but topical issue of gay youths committing suicide. Gleeks watched on as Dave Karofsky, played by Max Adler, attempted to take his life after being humiliated and bullied for being homosexual by his classmates. Following the shocking scene, a PSA ran for The Trevor Project starring Daniel Radcliffe, that prompted viewers to visit the organizations website or call their hotline if they or someone they loved felt they needed help.

The response was more than anyone could have imagine, including Trevor Project cofounder Peggy Rajski. This week, she explains just how tremendous the reaction was, saying the Trevor Project toll-free number fielded triple the number of calls normally received and added:

“What was great about the show is that they worked in conjunction with us so we knew in advance that there was going to in all likelihood be an increase in volume,” says cofounder Peggy Rajski. “What happened was the volume went up about 300 percent, but we were ready … On average, our site probably attracts about an average of 1500 visits a day. Tuesday we got 10,000. There’s the power of network TV.”

How inspiring! We're really moved!

We're so proud of not only The Trevor Project for offering such an important resource, but for the people over at Glee for making sure their young viewers are aware of programs like TP. We all have a responsibility to the younger generation to give them every chance to succeed … and that includes helping them envisioning their own futures.

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6 comments to “Glee's Winter Finale Inspires Record Traffic For The Trevor Project”

  1. 1

    And people wonder why I don't watch this show.. Just more and more gay propaganda. When will they air a commercial stating the trugh ? i.e. all these people who commit suicide are just being selfish and they can't deal with their problems> As for all the gay people commiting suicide, you not only chose to kill yourself, but you chose to life that lifestyle. So I have no sorrow for your stupidity. Too bad you can no longer speak and tell the other people who chose to be gay how hell is!

  2. 2

    Re: dryan1971 – People like you are precisely why getting this message out is so important. By raising awareness, you bullies and bigots have shown everyone just how bad the discrimination really is, and how hard it is for those who have to deal with you. Thank you for your opinion, and for proving to us all that discrimination needs to end.

  3. 3

    What about the straight kids who get bullied?

  4. 4

    300% would be 6000 hits.

  5. 5

    you should thank Max Adler. He did a phenomenal job and he is one of the few reasons why this show hasn't sucked.

  6. 6

    Re: dryan1971 – I don't wonder why you don't watch Glee. I take am more surprised by your comments and why you would post them on a gay blogger's website or why you would be on this site in the first place. You hate gays so much why contribute? Hypocrite much?