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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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Every GLEE-Tail: It Gets Better

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Did that just happen? Really, did that just happen?! We don't know what to do. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. But we do know one thing:

This is why we still watch Glee.

We're going to tackle our recap this week in a more serious manner, to really pay tribute to what Ryan Murphy and Co. did on their show last night. All week we've been hearing how this episode would be the most "shocking" in Glee history. While it most definitely ended on a cliffhanger to keep fans frantic for the next seven weeks, it's what happened in the first ten minutes that captured our attention more.

Consider this your SPOILER ALERT, although

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MTV And Logo To Air "It Gets Better" Special With Celebrity Guests

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Dan Savage launched the It Gets Better project in 2010 and MTV and sister station Logo will be airing a 60 minute special in late February.

The special will show three teens struggling with different LGBT issues. Along with Savage, Zachary Quinto, Adam Levine, Magaret Cho, Chaz Bono, Sia, Jake Shears, and Vinny from the Shore will appear to encourage gay youths.

The It Gets Better project has produced over 30,000 videos to support gay youths and provide hope and comfort and we hope this special increases that output ten-fold!

Check out the video to catch a sneak peek on the upcoming special.

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Did You Buy Your Perez-Designed Shoes For Charity Yet???

Watch the video (above)!

Then CLICK HERE to buy a pair for yourselves and gift some to a boyfriend or a girlfriend!!!

100% of the profits go to GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network!!!

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Did You Buy Your Perez-Designed Shoes For Charity Yet???

Watch the video (above)!

Then CLICK HERE to buy a pair for yourselves and gift some to a boyfriend or a girlfriend!!!

100% of the profits go to GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network!!!

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