On Friday, The Trevor Project presented their 2023 Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year award to the fabulous Dylan Mulvaney.
Dylan Mulvaney is an actress, singer, comedian, content creator, and strong transgender advocate. She rose to stardom for her popular series, “Days of Girlhood,” which documents her transition. Since launching last year, “Days of Girlhood” has broken boundaries on TikTok and has continued to spread joy and inspiration to the LGBTQ+ community.
However, Mulvaney’s advocacy goes far beyond sharing daily updates on social media. Last September, they were invited to speak with President Joe Biden about the current state of trans rights in the United States. “I try not to let the Internet’s words hurt me or my spirit, but do you know what does hurt?” she said. “Seeing people in power and authority figures creating laws and bills that are actively trying to harm us trans humans, especially trans children.”
She has consistently stood as a steadfast ally and dedicated contributor to The Trevor Project. In March, she orchestrated a remarkable fundraising effort during her Day 365 Live! extravaganza, amassing nearly $200,000. This extraordinary event, a one-night-only cabaret performance held at New York’s legendary Rainbow Room, served as the crowning achievement of her “Days of Girlhood” series. The live-streamed spectacle captivated millions of fans worldwide, and every dollar generated during this occasion was dedicated to advancing The Trevor Project’s critical mission to combat LGBTQ youth suicide.
Dylan Mulvaney Accepts Award
Mulvaney joins past award recipients Janelle Monáe and Lil Nas X, who use their platforms to challenge the status quo and create a safer, more inclusive world for LGBTQ young people to thrive as their authentic selves.
“I am deeply honored to accept The Trevor Project’s Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year award,” said Dylan. “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 and may not feel accepted as their authentic self. To anyone feeling lost or scared, I want you to know that you are so incredibly loved and there is light after the moments of darkness. Always remember that you are never alone, you are perfect just the way you are, and organizations like The Trevor Project are here to provide a safe space to talk whenever you need, 24/7.
“I am so proud to be a part of such a strong and beautiful community that fights tirelessly for a brighter, more inclusive future, and this award stands for all of us. Let’s continue to work together to uplift and empower LGBTQ young people and create a world where no young person ever feels that hope is out of reach.”
“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,” said Kevin Wong, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Content. “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.”
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If you or someone you know needs help or support, The Trevor Project’s trained crisis counselors are available 24/7 at 18664887386, via chat at TheTrevorProject.org/Get-Help, or by texting START to 678678.
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