The third PSA project from the Pan Asian Community Together (PACT) group has been released, this time focusing on The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project works every day to save the lives of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people, through direct crisis intervention, suicide prevention, education and advocacy efforts. Young LGBTs driven to commit suicide has been making the headlines as of late and many celebs including Ellen Degeneres and Anderson Cooper have been speaking out on behalf of the Trevor Project.
We Asian Americans have traditionally been known to not talk about our feelings, putting up a guard to keep a reputation. Being LGBT is still considered a taboo. Now, some of us have traded “saving face” for “saving lives” with this new PSA.
Directed by Benjamin Wong (www.benjaminwong.com) and produced by PACT and Ken Choy, the PSA includes Sue Jin, Francois Chao, Megan Lee and Jully Lee. Longer versions include Randall Park and Jae Suh, Elizabeth Sung, Steve Nguyen, Aki Aleong, and Tzi Ma and you can check it out here.
Visit TheTrevorProject.org to learn more.