We Made It – A Fundraiser for LGBTQ Youth

Hosted By:   Colin Bishop, Alex Levy, Christopher Nulty, Jason Rahlan, Trevor Thomas & Scott Zumwalt

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We made it.

Washington, DC is full of many happy and accomplished LGBTQ adults. As teenagers, most of us struggled to imagine a future like this for ourselves. Sure, life isn't always perfect, but it's certainly worth living.

Across the country, countless LGBTQ teens struggle for survival each day. They're bullied and harassed, rejected by their friends and family. They don't realize that a brighter future lies just a few years ahead of them.  They don't realize It Gets Better.

The tragic stories have continued: thirteen-year-old boys in Texas and California, fifteen-year-old boys in Indiana and Minnesota, and an eighteen-year-old in New Jersey. Whether you knew a struggling teenager in high school or were one yourself, these tragedies deserve more than a passing thought.

This weekend is full of happy hours, dance parties, birthday blowouts, a black-tie dinner, and too many after-parties to count. Let's all come together -- members of the LGBTQ community and our allies -- for an event supporting the kids who don't believe their lives will ever be celebrated.

Please join us this Friday at 18th & U Duplex Diner to support The Trevor Project, a phenomenal national organization that provides crisis support and suicide prevention resources to LGBTQ youth.

Your $10 donation at the door will go directly to The Trevor Project and you will receive discounted rail drinks all night, courtesy of 18th & U Duplex Diner.

We hope you'll join us.


Location: 18th & U Duplex Diner

Date: Friday, October 8th

Time: 7.00PM - 11.00 PM (After HHHH @ Donovan House and before Siren @ APEX)

$10 Donation includes $2 off rail drinks and a souvenir Trevor Project button for first 200 guests.

Cash, Credit Card and text donations accepted.

If you cannot attend, we encourage you to make a donation to The Trevor Project by clicking here.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Date & Time:

Friday, October 8 at 7:00 PM (EDT)


18th & U Duplex Diner

2004 18th Street Northwest
Washington D.C. District of Columbia

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Greg Zlotnick 10/08/10

Can't make it tonight, but I hope it goes great!

Evan Caplan 10/07/10

In FL this weekend, wish I could've been there.

Cameron Thompson 10/07/10

This is such a wonderful idea, and though I can't be there, Trevor has my donation.

Colin Bishop 10/07/10

<3 <3 <3

Christopher Nulty 10/08/10

Thanks for the support, Cameron!

Chris Stucko 10/07/10

I can't make it down to DC this weekend, but good luck with your event!

Kellie Dupree 10/07/10

Wish I could attend but I can't make it down to DC this weekend.

Dan Ngo 10/07/10

I'll be out of town this weekend; best of luck to you guys!

Allison Phillips 10/07/10

Can't make it down to DC this weekend, is there a way to donate online?

Christopher Nulty 10/07/10

Thanks Allison! You can donate by clicking here: http://bit.ly/trevordcdonate

We set that shortcut up for our event.

Thank you again!

Travis Crytzer 10/06/10

I apologize I am out of town. But Trevor always has my support!

Andy Nolen 10/06/10

sorry - I'll be in SF

Christine McDonough 10/06/10

I'll be out of town - congrats on the great response so far!

Dana Williams-Johnson 10/06/10

I wish I could go, I won't be in the area. I think this is a FANTASTIC cause and I definitely want to be able to participate in the future.

Chris Semenas 10/06/10

I'll be out of town--best of luck!

Emily Betson 10/06/10

I wish I wasn't going to be out of town this weekend!

Billy Flanagan 10/05/10

I'll be there, and I'll bring as many people I know as I can!

Ashton Giese 10/05/10

Wish I could be there - Everyone should support this organization & I do every month!

Elisabeth Hire 10/05/10

We'll be away at a wedding -- wish we could be there!

Angela Baker 10/05/10

I'll be there!

Pete Solecki 10/05/10

You guys are awesome for doing this, sorry that I can't be there.

Kyle Taylor 10/05/10

Sadly I won't be in DC, but good luck with the event!

sean bartel 10/05/10

Ok, favor to ask: A bunch of friends want to come, but also want to watch the Phillies/Reds game (us midwesterners don't give up our habits). Can Duplex put one of the TVs on the game? I realize how silly this is given the cause, but ... well, we wanna donate, and watch the game, too. smile

Colin Bishop 10/05/10

If it was a Cubs game, I'd be more sympathetic. But I'm sure we can work it out.

Christopher Nulty 10/05/10

Deal. I will personally ensure the game is playing at the bar.

sean bartel 10/06/10

Awesome! Thanks!

Timothy D'Arduini 10/05/10

I'm really sad I am going to miss this. Will send you guys an e-mail with my pledge. Know that I'm working hard in NJ to spread the word.

Christopher Nulty 10/05/10

Thanks Tim!

Blair Greenbaum 10/05/10

I'm going to be out of town for my sister's wedding, but what a great cause!

Drew Coyne 10/05/10

Wish I could be there in DC to help support this great cause with you all. Enjoy everyone!

Colin Bishop 10/05/10

It's easy to invite your friends. Just click the "Invite Additional Guests" link above.

JP Brandt 10/05/10

Wish I could go to support this cause. Unfortunately, going to be out of town

Scott Zumwalt 10/05/10

I encourage everyone to spread the word to everyone they know both in DC and to others about the Trevor Project. Thank you!


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Attending: (255)

  • Allison Lessne
  • Andrew DeSouza
  • Andrew Lewczyk
  • Anthony Pandolfo
  • Ben (BB) Williams
  • Ben Murray
  • Bradley Portnoy
  • Brandon Dunn
  • Chris Urena
  • Christopher Nulty
  • Colin Bishop
  • Jessica McCall
  • Jimmy Royston (+1)
  • Matthew Johnson
  • Patrick Faust
  • Pete Gilligan
  • Scott Zumwalt
  • Tim Shea
  • Aaron Markowitz
  • Adam
  • Adam Amir
  • Adam Robbins
  • Alalka
  • Alana Paul
  • Alessandro Terenzoni (+1)
  • Alex Cole
  • Alex Hurst
  • Alex Levy
  • Alex Lutch
  • Allen Kathir
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