Episode 23: The Trevor Project – with founder Celeste Lecesne

The Trevor Project – with founder Celeste Lecesne

Our Guest

Celeste Lecesne

James Celeste Lecesne is an American actor, author, screenwriter, and LGBT rights activist, best known for the Academy Award winning short film ‘Trevor’. Lecesne has written several books, including Absolute Brightness and Virgin Territory, and is also active in the entertainment industry as an actor and producer. In 1998 Lecesne co-founded The Trevor Project, a nonprofit focused on suicide prevention for LGBT youth.

The Discussion

Lecesne (right) on stage during a NYC production of Boys in the Band, 1996
Celeste Lecesne and Peggy Rajski, 2011
Lifeline counselors available at The Trevor Project
a graphic tracking the prevalence anti-LGBTQ bills in the U.S., per the ACLU, 2024
Lecesne performing The Absolute Brightness Of Leonard Pelkey at Hartford Stage in Connecticut, 2017
Lecesne with Future Perfect Project participants
promotion for Queer Youth Animated, one of The Future Perfect Project’s creative approaches to helping queer youth tell their stories
I’m Feeling Queer Today! a podcast led by queer youth and made possible by The Future Perfect Project

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