Cast of ‘Parks and Recreation’ Aubrey Plaza, Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler support The Trevor Project

By Luis Vargas,
Comedy actresses share advice to troubled youth

Last night the leading national organization in crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth hosted their annual “Trevor Live Show” at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The event featured several comedic and musical acts.

The Trevor Project is inspired by a 13-year-old fictional character named Trevor from the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor, which focuses on the protagonist who reveals his feelings for the most popular boy in school and due to intense bullying he ends up committing suicide.

The organization works on several programs such as advocacy, hotlines and suicide prevention in order to create tolerance and aid for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

Several celebrities attended the event in order to support the cause. Katy Perry was presented as the Trevor Hero Award Honoree. Perry was accompanied on stage by several musical and comedic performers such as Naya Rivera, Anna Kendrick, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more. All the performers and celebrity appearances can be viewed on Trevorproject.org.

Among the celebrities that graced the red carpet were the funny and stunning ladies from Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza and Rashida Jones. The triple comedy threat voiced their support for the cause.

Jones shared her experience on being bullied in school. “I was a little bit on the chubbier side and people called me names sometimes…teasing hurts a lot and I don’t even think kids know what they are doing, but I think any kind of support you can give a young person that makes them feel like they are not alone is great and that’s why Trevor is so great.”

The cast went on to answer some Twitter questions from fans of the NBC sitcom and Aubrey Plaza concluded the interview with her advice for the youth. “It’s ok if you’re different. Being different is the best.”

Watch the interview below.

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