Share a Film & Raise Funds for The Trevor Project

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A rare chance to join a movement and make history kicks off today with the AT&T* “Love, Making History” project. It’s an opportunity to share personal stories and two online films that show how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) love is making history every day.

Individuals are encouraged to share two films, co-directed by Lance Bass and Pauley Perrette, as well as their own unique stories of a “Love, Making History” moment at http://www.lovemakinghistory.com.

In return, AT&T will contribute a minimum of $25,000 and up to $100,000 to The Trevor Project, the USA’s leading non-profit providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.

The online films co-directed by celebrities and activists Lance Bass and Pauley Perrette will show how LGBTQ love is making history all over the world. In addition, AT&T will also submit the films and submissions to be archived in the Library of Congress—one of the world’s largest libraries, and America’s oldest federal cultural institution.

“I want to encourage everyone to spread the word about how same sex love is breaking down barriers,” said Bass. “This is a chance to get involved in something special – to truly leave a lasting impression. Together, we can create a more inclusive and accepting tomorrow.”

From September 30 through November 11, participants can join the movement in the following ways:

  • Visit the “Love, Making History” website, www.lovemakinghistory.com to share the site and AT&T will donate $1 to The Trevor Project**.
  • Share one of the films from the “Love, Making History” website and AT&T will donate $1 to The Trevor Project**.
  • Submit a story that represents a “Love, Making History” moment on the website and AT&T will donate a $1 to The Trevor Project**.

Visitors of the “Love, Making History” website can also keep track of the social shares on the global impact page that tracks real-time shares of the films around the world. You can also follow the project on Twitter using #MakeHistory.

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About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)