Delta Lambda Phi to Hold National Day of Service on April 14, 2009

March 20, 2009

Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity, the nation’s oldest and largest fraternity for gay, bisexual, and progressive men, is preparing to hold it’s first ever National Day of Service.

On Tuesday, April 14th, 2009, all Chapters and Colonies of Delta Lambda will hold concurrent service projects built around the theme of GLBT youth suicide prevention. On that day, the brothers of Delta Lambda Phi will engage in programming to provide support for GLBT youth who are contemplating suicide and those family and friends touched by this National crisis.

Delta Lambda Phi will also be working with The Trevor Project, the nation’s only 24-hour GLBT youth suicide helpline, to promote their new “I’m Glad I Failed” campaign, reminding GLBT youth how much better their lives can become when given the help they need.

Youth who identified as LGBT were more than five times more likely to have attempted suicide in the past year than their peers who identified as heterosexual as cited by the Massachusetts Department of Education in 2003. This represents a huge gap in the support structures for GLBT youth versus heterosexual youth. Delta Lambda Phi aims to help correct this issue by working with agencies nationwide that have the resources and training to help find a way to assist in correcting this trend.

The Trevor Project

Any questions should be addressed to Griffin Parsons.