Facebook makes LGBT support available via Messenger

Facebook makes LGBT support available via Messenger

Facebook has teamed up with The Trevor Project to make it easier for LGBTI teens to seek help and support.

The website announced on Tuesday (May 16) that its Messenger feature will connect representatives from the non-profit to teens experiencing suicidal thoughts, concerns or questions regarding their sexuality.

Facebook’s Global Head of Safety, Antigone Davis said in a statement: ‘We’ve been committed to mental health support for many years, and this is one of the ways we’re working to build a safer and more supportive community on Facebook. As we continue to invest in new tools and resources, we hope Facebook can help provide support to more people over time.’

The feature will be yet another way for teens to contact the non-profit, which already has representatives available via phone, text and its own online instant-messaging service, TrevorChat.

The Trevor Project messaging service will roll out in the coming months, joining non-profits already available to Facebook chat, including the National Eating Disorder Association and the Crisis Text Line.

The Trevor Project can also be contacted from within the US by calling 866-488-7386.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Previous Beyoncé, Oprah lead in Forbes’ list of richest self-made women
Next The Heartwarming Coming Out Scene In ‘Madam Secretary’

About author

You might also like

The Happenings 17 Comments

“Gays, Remarried Catholics Are Just As Sinful As Murderers.” – Cardinal Raymond Burke

When Pope Francis last year effectively demoted U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke by moving him out of a senior post in the Vatican to a largely ceremonial role as head of

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
The Happenings 18 Comments

The LGBT response to Archbishop Kaigama’s turnaround

Nigerian Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama recently made a remarkable about-turn on Nigeria’s anti-gay law, saying that he does not support jailing gay people, this after he, earlier this year, and on

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
The Happenings 36 Comments

Pat Robertson thinks “Gays Will Die Out” Because “They Don’t Reproduce”

Don’t tell Pat Robertson that gay people are birthed thanks to heterosexual sex. His latest late-night gay sex marathon fantasy session seems to have left him really excited — and

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

4 Comments

  1. Jerry
    May 19, 16:36 Reply

    This is good news! Watching young people committing suicide because of their sexual orientation is painful. Now religious people will be like ‘illuminati illuminati,the world is coming to an end’

Leave a Reply

Click here to cancel reply.