Boughs of Evergreen

In a few days, November 21st, Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology will be up for sale. Now, I know that you probably don’t drop by here to get book recommendations, but I would like to say a few words about this anthology.

It’s twenty-three stories penned by twenty-four authors from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. The stories are written to celebrate diversity, both cultural and within the LGBTQ community. But, here’s the most important thing—the proceeds goes to The Trevor Project.

The Trevor Project is the only American organisation providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.

You might not know, but suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people in the ages of 10 to 24. Lesbian, gay and bisexual young people are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers, questioning are three times more likely, and nearly half of young transgender people have seriously thought about ending their lives. The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people, and that’s a mission we want to support.

If you want to help, buy the anthology! If you don’t want to read the nearly 1000 pages dedicated to this cause, buy one of the volumes or a few of the individual stories—they’ll be published on the first of December. If you don’t want to read, but still want to help, go to stayclassy.org/beatentrackpublishing and make a donation.

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