West Elm Is Partnering With The Trevor Project To End Suicide In LGBTQ+ Communities

Differences, diversity, and inclusion make life beautiful, but for many LGBTQ+ youths, being different can make life incredibly difficult. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young LGBTQ+ people ages 10 to 24, with transgender and nonbinary youths more than twice as likely to consider or attempt suicide (via The Trevor Project). To raise awareness of this issue, West Elm is partnering with The Trevor project, the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and crisis intervention among LGBTQ+ youth. As a nonprofit, The Trevor Project depends on donors and passionate volunteers to keep saving lives.

West Elm's partnership is a major step toward improving LGBTQ+ people's quality of life, and every item in their new collection will make you feel happy to help. In addition to helping young people, West Elm's The Trevor Project collection raises the voices of LGBTQ+ creators. In an interview with Essence Magazine, artist Shanée Benjamin explains the value of brand and LGBTQ+ artist collaborations, stating, "it's important for brands to partner with creatives so we can tell our story and have our narrative and experiences heard."

50% of proceeds go to The Trevor Project

Dedicated to raising awareness, West Elm collaborated with professional artists to create a modest collection of stylish items, including artwork, ornaments, and home accessories. Each item in The Trevor Project collection is carefully chosen with uplifting, positive vibes in mind. Plus, West Elm has promised to generously donate 50% of each item's cost to The Trevor Project organization, so you can feel good about upgrading your home while helping others!

Adorn your walls with a colorful and heartwarming illustration by Shanée Benjamin, or celebrate love in all forms with figure line art by Wes Aderhold. Looking to project a little pride into the holiday season? West Elm's simple glass-blown heart ornament may be just the thing to celebrate your relationship or honor a loved one. West Elm's collaboration ensures there's something for everyone; even Fido can support The Trevor Project with a wool toy by House Dogge! On the company site, West Elm says they believe that home can look different for everyone, but home should always be a place where you can be yourself.