By Rachel Krause on
On December 7, the 11th annual fundraising event, Cracked Xmas: A Not So Silent Night, will take place at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California, to benefit The Trevor Project, a 24-hour suicide hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning youth.
The Trevor Project will be honoring Lifetime Networks and Academy Award Nominated Actress, Sigourney Weaver. Weaver, who has never been afraid to take on roles that brought the LGBTQ and straight communities together by defying stereotypes, will be honored with The Trevor Life Award.
“We are delighted to honor Sigourney Weaver and Lifetime Networks, since they both demonstrate the courage and conviction to break the barriers of stereotype and intolerance,” Charles Robbins, executive director and chief executive officer, The Trevor Project. “Sigourney Weaver and Lifetime provide inspiration to young people and families who will see films ‘Prayers for Bobby’ and understand the importance of celebrating diversity and life.”
For the past ten years The Trevor Project has been working to curb LGBTQ suicides through the usage of its hotline. The basis behind organization is the 18-minute film, Trevor, which is about a gay 13-year-old boy who considers committing suicide after being rejected by friends and peers. The film earned the 1994 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
Since its inception, The Trevor Help Line has received over 100,000 phone calls from distressed youth. In addition to the help line, The Trevor Project also offers Dear Trevor, an online forum where young people can ask questions in a safe, anonymous atmosphere.
Mezzanine and balcony tickets for Cracked Xmas are still available and can be purchased on The Trevor Project website.
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