Fifth to Million

Harry Styles' Birthday

Fundraising for Switchboard
US$72
raised of US$1,500 target
by 5 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Celebrating the birthday of Harry Styles , 1 February 2015
Participants: Harry Styles
Switchboard

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We are a space for every conversation to improve the lives of the LGBT+ community

Story

In honour of Harry Styles' birthday, we decided we wanted to bring fans together in kindness to raise money for the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard as a huge part of the fan base themselves identify as LGBT+.

Over 70% of LGBT+ teenagers hear homophobic slurs on a daily basis. Six out of ten students feel unsafe in their own schools because of their sexual orientation and four out of ten feel unsafe in a school setting because of their gender expression. 40% of homeless youth is LGBT+ who've been kicked out from their own homes; the #1 reason behind them living on the streets is family rejection. LGBT+ suicide attempts are 4x higher than those who identify as straight. LGBT+ teenagers are more likely to turn to drug use, self-inflicted harm, alcoholic tendencies and form unhealthy relationships than those who identify as straight.

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard provides a platform for LGBT+ teens to reach out and talk about their problems with people who are accepting, trustworthy and remain completely confidential. Not only do they provide a helpline resource, but they offer an instant messaging alternative, as well. 

With programs like these in play it can give a LGBT+ teen a safe place to turn to whenever they feel nobody is listening. 



About the charity

Switchboard

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Switchboard is the national LGBTQIA+ support line. For anyone, anywhere in the country, at any point in their journey. Our support line is completely free, and available wherever you feel most comfortable - whether that’s on the phone, via chat or email. 10am-10pm every single day.

Donation summary

Total raised
US$71.27
+ US$1.88 Gift Aid
Online donations
US$71.27
Offline donations
US$0.00

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