Help for Young LGBTQ Youth in Crisis: The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Need Help? Call the 24/7 Trevor Lifeline:


This informational video below was recorded in 2010 by the cast of  ShowTime’s “Queer As Folk on behalf of the Trevor Project. It’s a little older, but it’s still one of my favorites. I love it’s message of compassion and hope.

From My Heart To Yours:

It’s important to be able to affirm ourselves as having certain basic human rights regardless of our sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religious, cultural or ethnic origins. It is equally important to me today that we understand that we as LGBTQ Persons are also deserving of all good things – health, wealth and happiness.

As a lesbian who has been out for over 52 years, I have come to understand the need for each of us to exist in Dignity and Respect.

Thirty-eight years ago I had the privilege to be a featured performer as part of Hartford, Connecticut’s first Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival! We all knew, as we took to the streets and stood on the stage that day that we were taking a tremendous risk. Our numbers were few in comparison to the many hundreds and hundreds of thousands who typify participants in today’s Pride Marches! But each of us understood, as it is so even today, that for each of us making a stand that day, there were hundreds and thousands more who could not afford to be visible, out of the need to protect their jobs, their children, their partners, themselves. We knew we were marching for all of us. It was an exciting time!

It takes no less courage to stand up and be counted today. Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender Persons are still working for equality where we work, where we live, where we worship (as we choose). We are gaining ground in many states for Marriage Equality, but the work is not done. Today, more than ever, we must stand together in Unity, not just amongst ourselves, but as a key component of the Human Family.

 I offer links and resources at my MsQueer Blog, that they may be a beginning for my LGBTQ family, wherever you are in your own sense of self-discovery or affirmation.  In addition I’m adding a new YouTube Channel, “Queer Dignity” where I will be posting articles from my early travels and performances as a lesbian-feminist singer, as well as videos sharing some of my personal reflections and experiences. Queer Dignity YouTube Channel


Check out my “It Gets Better Project” message I recorded in the very beginning of that YouTube project.  Lot’s of other great messages also, all uplifting and encouraging messages to LGBTQ Youth to keep on keeping on – because it DOES Get Better!  (Note: the visual quality is not so good, but the message is from the heart and stands today!)

I welcome your feedback. Thanks!

-Deb Adler

©2018 Deborah Adler & and Silverstream Global LLC. All rights reserved. (NOTE: ALL quotes and/or materials from other authors or sources remain the sole property of the original authors/source.)


Here’s a “Fan Video” I recorded in honor of actress Laurel Holloman, who protrayed Tina in the original The L Word series on Showtime. “Woman My Lovely Woman” is an original, all rights to photos of the actresses of The L Word are the property of Showtime. No copyright infringement intended.

Woman My Lovely Woman  1982 © Copyright Silverstream Music Inc. All Rights Reserved.

©2019 Deborah Adler and Silverstream Global LLC. All rights reserved. (NOTE: ALL quotes and/or materials from other authors or sources remain the sole property of the original authors/source.)

Revisions ©2022 Deborah Adler and Silverstream Global LLC. All rights reserved.

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