Eugene Volunteers At The Trevor Project

Published on Dec 3, 2018
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Eugene volunteers at The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth, and explores the training process it takes to become a lifeline counselor. Visit The Trevor Project at
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  • This is HANDS DOWN the most emotional I've ever seen Eugene. It's really touching.

  • Is Stacy... Ariel? Who married Carl who is actually Ned??? Lmao that would be funny

  • The Trevor Project is one of the outlets that helps me while I’m stuck in the closet. It means a lot for the Try Guys to show their support for such a wonderful project

  • Is Eugene gay???

  • The sexual references Eugene made. I could not breathe. KSKDKDK.

  • “You love dogs...” “That’s true.” “But you hate babies...” *Eugene looks at camera* “That’s true.”

  • Omfg! Eugenia! At 8 mins I started bawling. I fucking love you so much. It's so great that you can open up and be so vulnerable and real and help not just LGBTQ kids but all of us!

  • How f******* dare you!!!!!! 😂😂😂 OMG EUGENE

  • Anyone else look at the cuts on there arm thinking about there sexuality and bebating on call trevor but to scared to make a call? No just me k I will probably try to text them

  • This is such a sweet video!! 💜💜💜

  • Why would anyone dislike the message they are spreading.

  • Thank you Try Guys. I have many friends who struggle with their sexuality being accepted and I feel I don't always have the answers. I very much appreciate this information and will definitely let them know about Trevor. Eugene, thank you.

  • I wish something like this had been around when I was a teenager. Growing up asexual and non-binary was confusing and hard, I always felt like I was broken in some way and I didn't have the words or the terminology to explain who I was. Even now I feel like I have to constantly justify how I am the way I am and I lost a huge amount of friends when I needed them in my struggle. It may have gotten better for me in adulthood but that isn't always the case, and to see organizations like this is so amazing and encouraging. I can only hope that we get more youth outreach programs for LGBTQ youth and continue to educate people so that hopefully the rate of crisis calls lowers as people feel accepted and validated.

  • I am a straight person from India. Can I volunteer too?

  • Eugene was so touching. Brought tears.

  • Just started using the forum in the description. I love it so much. Thank you guys for making and sharing this video I don’t know where I’d be without The Trevor Project

  • ❤️

  • So he is not straight?

  • Can you only call if you feel like killing yourself? Or can you call if you have been feeling really down for a while because of your sexuality?

  • As a bisexual person, this really made me happy. Thanks, Eugene! ^-^

  • I myself am not Christian but I grew up my whole like being raised as so and I grew up in a very excepting church that always taught that if something that’s being preached to you is coming from hate and not love then it’s not of god and so if you believe in god then you should never give hate to people because you don’t agree with there ways. The Bible preaches that you should always give love and if you believe that being gay or trans is a sin or is of bad things wouldn’t you think that person maybe needs love and not hate. I find it horrible that people would ever treat someone like how some of the stuff I’m reading says.d

  • I’m rewatching this, waiting to do the Trevor Chat. I was having a rlly bad time bc of parents and I guess finally was looking into having therapy/mental health things.

  • Im not crying u r

  • Thanks for making this video it's SO important!!!

  • o my god Eugene🥺 he was gonna cry😭

  • Eugene is officially my spirit animal

  • I really like a lot of the Try Guy Videos. It's great that you made this video, I just want to say out of deepest respect-- I think that because it's such a serious topic, Eugene shouldn't have cracked so many jokes as he did.

  • ugh this made me cry

  • I love seeing these because it also makes me feel good because i have Gay/Lesbian, Bisexual, and Pansexual friends and they've all been under a period of suicide, and i've helped them, and it makes me smile knowing i saved peoples lives just by being me. Even though they all traded me for other friends like people on a sports team, i'm still happy i got to help someone. No matter if they hate me or not.

  • Love all the meaningful messages they put at the end, i hope they know it helps so many people in so many ways.

  • I liked it. ☺️

  • This made me cry :( i wish i knew about this when i was younger. I'm going to look up how to volunteer. Maybe I can help someone the way i needed help when i was younger. Thanks for making us aware of this. ❤

  • Why isn't this vid getting more views? It's such an important topic and message. Thanks for doing this, Eugene 💜

  • MY BAABBYY EUGENE don’t cry 😢 actually making me cry *the tears have exited my eyes now* who could have hurt such a sweet child 🥺

  • I have to say, the trevor project is doing absolutely amazing things. Sadly, I don't think there is a LGBT lifeline in The Netherlands. If there is, please let me know. Some of my friends, and me personally, would really appreciate it.

  • It's honestly amazing seeing Eugene vulnerable like that. The self-confident and heavily drinking "leader" of the try guys sharing his insecurities shows that no one is as strong as they may appear, and that it's necessary to talk about your issues with a professional or someone you trust. 10/10 try guys, I almost cried hearing the shake in his voice as he told his story

  • 💙

  • My name is Trevor

  • Highscool kids are *evil*

  • i like this video because I too am gay and wanna die

  • What is the point of this ? There are young lives who are killed daily in middle eastern country’s in war ! This does nothing.

  • I started chucking up and crying in this video . When I came out as bisexual it was one of the hardest times in my life . I was being bullied in school over it , even the principal and staff would join in making comments and even got expelled for just holding a girls hand in the hallway. I ended up leaving my church after being cornered and beat up in the church bathroom by a bunch of girls . My mom was never homophobic but I would say if biphobia was a word she would be at least at that time. She thought bisexuality didn’t exist and I was going through a phase . My family didn’t accept me and kept pushing me to be straight . This was years ago and in the lgbtq community bisexuality was not that accepted and many gay people that I knew kept saying i wasn’t really bi , I was just gay and afraid to fully come out and lying to myself. I also had chronic depression and anxiety since I was very young so after coming out all the bullying and discrimination just made it worse . I was self harming daily and developed an eating disorder . I reached a point where I did attempt suicide , multiple times throughout the years after coming out. When I hit high school I went to a preforming arts school and found this big loving accepting lgbtq community there and finally started accepting and loving myself for who I was . I stopped hiding . I was open about my sexuality to anyone who asked and never hid being in relationships with girls . As the years went on and the lgbt community and society as a whole started validating bisexuality more and more I starting attending pride events and gatherings . Joined the GSA in my school . And actually started volunteering for the Trevor project at outreach events at their booth when I turned 18. I met so many kids going through what I went through and heard their stories . This organizations saves so many lives . It’s truly amazing. I thank you , Eugene and the try guys for shining the spotlight on the Trevor project and really bringing to attention that even though society has grown a lot this is still an issue that affects so many teens and young adults who are coming to terms with their gender and sexuality . Especially now with everything going on in the political world even I sometimes have started feeling unsafe . I hope that as more time passes society will become more loving and accepting of our community and the fear and shame of being gay, bisexual , trans , lesbian Etc will cease to exist and we can all just be who we are without discrimination .

  • Well I cried through most of this video. I'm so glad that teens have a resource like this, it makes such a huge difference. I wish there was something like this back when I was a little baby gay.

  • Eugene is inspiring! Wow, deep!


  • i was starting to sob and then eugene just randomly said "ah fuck" and i was sent into a giggle fit which made me feel a whole lot better.

  • I liked this video in the beginning and I was like "OMG how can I like again!!!" I want the Try Guys to know that I so appreciate ALL of them and ALL of the materials that they have created! Love you guys~

  • One of my achievements is that my older sister started supporting lgbt because of me so I'm quite happy rn although i haven't come out to my family yet. Planning on telling them after i have my own job and house just in case they disown me.

  • This is so amazing, good on you

  • I cried and it's okay

  • im so glad the trevor project exists. and im happy the try guys support non binary and asexual/aromantic people. of course im happy they support the entire lgbtq+ community. but as a non binary and grayro/grayace person i don’t get much support so it’s nice to know i have it here 😌 this video is amazing. thank you Eugene.

  • i had to mute and read the subtitles for like half the video ;v; and hold my dog! so many emotions!! thank you Eugene!!

  • Aw proud of you Eugene ❤

  • Thank you thank you thank you so much

  • Me: ok, I'm good, this is a good video and I'm not crying. Video: *8:10** happens* Me: fuck ; - ;

  • I've been watching a lot of Try Guys videos lately, and Eugene kind of intrigued me, not just for the looks, but also for how active he is as an advocate for LGBTQ youth and this video just cemented him as one of my favorite role models ever. I relate a lot with having trouble accepting myself for who I am. And feeling rejected about it. He did really well and I'm so glad he exists. He's such a special human being and I hope he gets all the happiness. ❤💛💚💙💜 As for me, one of my dreams is to one day be able to provide support within the church for closeted teens who feel like they have nowhere to turn. I know there's a lot of us out there and I know we need this. ❤💛💚💙💜 Thanks for the courage, Eugene. I love you, role model. ❤💛💚💙💜

  • I’m so happy that the world is evolving enough so that nice LGBTQ kids can have someone just to listen to them, lots of people struggle with their sexuality and it’s sad to see that sometimes parents shun there kids it’s just sad. A lot of times people’s religion have an impact on how they feel about themselves like they say that god hates gays but they also say god loves all its sad to see kids/teens struggle with that stuff. I know that if me or one of my siblings were gay my parents would support them/me, the world we live in is great and terrible and no LGBTQ kid should think poorly of themselves because it’s just sad.

  • Omg this was such a great and informative video!!! Just makes me respect The Try Guys even more!

  • im proud of you, eugene

  • eugene you’re literally such an inspiration to me. thank for for speaking out about such important topics and putting yourself out there with this type of content. i love you and the try guys, as a non-binary and generally queer teenager it is so important for us to be educated on things like this. having been very lost myself at times, it is personally very meaningful to me for you guys to undertake this video process for the education about suicide prevention in lgbt youth. just thank you.

  • Ok, try guys u r making me so addictive to u

  • I love how the name cards for all the Trevor Project employees include pronouns!

  • I wonder whether Eugene is bisexual or gay?

  • ❤🧡💛💚💙💜

  • All y'all need to watch Ben Shapiro and Louder with Crowder

    • All y'all don't even bother with those little boys.

  • What is Eugene in LGBT?

  • Um I already cause harm to me so yeah sorry

  • “I sense the dog is inside there” MOOOOOOOOOOOD

  • I never knew that Eugene is so emotional

  • I guess US-tv hid this video from me till now🤔🤔 I didnt ever the notification for this one

  • Wa...wa...wait...Eugene cries............

  • I’m trans and personally I go through many things epically to do with my dysphoria and depression I think the trever project is amazing and I love it! 💚 thank you Eugene for making this video!!! 💚

  • i wish there was something like that in europe

  • I'm gonna cry

  • hi i just want to say thanks to the trevor project and the try guys for helping so many people thank you and i would like to say,it doesn't matter if others hate on you don't let them stop you please carry on, prevail forward don't stop,please call 1-866-488-7386 for help thank you try guys thank you so very much. -Charlie ps im laughing so hard at the fact Eugene says everything wrong

  • 3:18 That is the face I make when I find out my friends or anyone I'm talking to knows nothing about Marvel 😂 Like "How👏do👏you👏not👏know👏"

  • 🖤🖤🖤

  • Eugene showing how this experience affected him and how it could have affected him had he known about the Trevor Project made me cry. I think this is the first time we've seen him cry out of pure heartbreak.

  • i'm asexual.

  • Eugene, you smashed it! 💖

  • My both sides of my family are good ole typical Jamaican homophobic. They think the LGBTQ+ community is gross and sinful. They're split between thinking it's a stupid rebellious choice and thinking it's a sick mental disease. Most of them can tolerate being cordial around us yes, at least to our faces; however this is in professional settings, in personal settings the only queer people they would choose to be around them are the "cishetero-passing"/socially acceptable ones who are family (i.e. me). Despite being more on the passive aggressive side about their prejudice (which is still harmful), I can't confidently say they- especially some of the men- wouldn't verbally or even physically assault one of us if given the opportunity without repercussions. They're the kind of assholes who wouldn't hesitate a bit to use LGBTQ+ slurs when a queer person is involved in something they don't like. As a child, I was genuinely anxious that one of my family members might assault me in some form if they knew how real my queerness was. I was terrified to even mention the word gay. I had a strong sense very early on in my life that I was queer, I genuinely knew something was different about my sexual orientation from the age of 7. I didn't have the explanations because I didn't have the knowledge but I knew something. I never came out to my mom, she passed away not knowing. When I was 10 I asked a question about relationships and used a gay couple in my scenario. My mom made a scrunched up face that made my heart sink and proceeded to make offensive stereotypical remarks regarding "battyman" and how they're so disgusting. I HATED myself because of my family and neighborhood (a Paterson, NJ ghetto). I was drowning in their ignorance and hatred, gasping for air blurry eyed from tears that wouldn't fall. I desperately needed a video like this when I was 15 and struggling. By then I was grieving my mother's loss to cancer and my failing relationships with my relatives, shaming myself for being raped, being bullied at school AND at my group home, over-medicated because childcare services didn't want to deal with my clinical depression and PTSD, and having to adjust to a new normal every year. I was invisible, lonely, frightened and disheartened. I was revolted by my mind and body; I believed the lie that our community is vile and crazy. I could really have used a fairie queerparent to help me unpack the toxicity I was taught and reassure me that I wasn't an abomination; yes I actually used to call myself that. Instead of being protected and nurtured, I was broken down and left to rot by almost everyone around me. Suicide was almost always on my mind. Fortunately my pansexuality doesn't give me as much constant anxiety as it used to now that I'm becoming more comfortable in my skin and don't live with a bunch of homophobes. I still have some qualms about being openly queer though, but now it's less about me hating myself and mainly about worrying societal attitudes toward it. I am still careful who I tell, especially in my current neighborhood (I live in another ghetto). Despite this, I'm in a much better place with my queerness. Much of this has to do with the increase of quality LGBTQ+ content and queer icons I can lean on. I am one of many whose relationships with my sexual and personal identities was/is shattered, and need to know that programs like The Trevor Project exists when we feel that no one is around or cares to hear our pain. To my fellow friends and family in this colorful community garden we grow in, I hear you and I am there. One Love

  • 🏳️‍🌈🥳👩‍❤️‍👩💗

  • I'm just the biggest Try Guys fan in the world, and as a queer and trans person myself, this video means the world to me. To feel acknowledged by the people I've spent so much time watching, loving, and appreciating is so so validating. I work with LGBTQIA+ youth and it is so heartbreaking and so incredible at the same time. This video made me cry. To see Eugene - someone so beautiful, funny, talented, famous - get choked up about his own story, and the understanding that so many of us struggle every day just to be visible - it's worth more than anything I could ever try to put into words. Thank you so much to the whole team for this video, and please more content like it. And Eugene, if you're somehow via a miracle reading this - I'm so sorry for the pain you were caused and for all of the people who caused it. But now you have an entire community of millions of people that adore you just the way you are. I am so grateful for you and for all of the guys. Thank you.

  • Is there a word describing people who don't *romantically* love others? Because at first I thought it was asexual but it's not really. I just want to find out.

  • Is it bad that i cried?

  • You know that face they make in haikyuu when they are happy? That weird sparkly one? That's my face right now.

  • “And how did that go?” “She married him :(“ Lmao 🤣 YoUr FiReD

  • When Ever started crying I went to hug my dog and she jumped out of my arms and started barking. I am hurt😭🤣

  • I like you better than ever, Eugene. You seemed real and not superficial in any way.

  • okay ik i’m going to get hate for this but i truly believe that there are only 2 genders. i do believe that transgenderism (is that a word) is real but even then you identify as male or female. what i do believe what should be considered a gender is non binary, gender fluid, etc. i’m willing to talk have a discussion with anyone who disagrees with me.

    • Can I ask you why it matters to you? Like, if you see someone wearing a dress, does it really affect you what's between their legs?

  • 8:53 It states 92% attempt suicide by age 25. It is true. Paris Jackson attempt suicide by age 14.

  • 8:04 it gets SO EMOTIONAL!! Even though I'm young I can still call???

  • Me being a pansexual who used to be sducidal and depressed I couldn’t get fully through the video without crying😭 I feel the pain of being judge and feeling like couldn’t be myself gets so real to me and I really admire people who give their time to do this for people like us. So I just want to say Thank you☺️ thank you for caring about us

  • I just got out of the hospital, and I never knew about the Trevor project, I think I'm gonna give them a call

    • Have hope and live a long and happy life ^^

  • To all the trans people who are seeing this today after the US government has actually gone through with the military ban: We see you. We love you. We love you. We love you.

  • Is he gay?

  • I remember when I talked online with the Trevor Project when I was 15. I was extremely depressed and suicidal and felt like my family didn't even care about me, even after blatantly confessing my feelings of depression. My mother had always been against my sexuality, as was her fiance. So one night i got on the website and talked with a counselor. After maybe an hour, we came to the decision to file a neglect report through child services, and a few days later, a representative came to our house. Obviously, I never told my mom that she came because of me, but after a couple meetings and a lot of arguing and fighting, I ended up in a pediatric psychiatry ward at a local hospital. After 10 days, I got out with a prescription for anti-depressants. A few days later, just before my 16th birthday, I made the decision to run away and go to a friend's house. My mom and her fiance told me not to come back. I lived with that friend for a year before things started settling down. I'm so grateful for the Trevor project and I look forward to the day that we don't need it anymore.

    • Luke, I'm so so sorry you had to literally run away from your family to be able to start to be happy. That was honestly one of my worst fears. Living with your friend and their family must have been such a relief, and I'm so glad that you were able to find someone who supported and cared for you when you absolutely needed it the most. You made a really brave choice, and I'm so so glad it has been working out for you.

    • Just know we support you!

  • Can we call outside of USA

  • I want to call but I'm scared...

    • It's alright. Calling will help. ^^ You have to go through the worst before getting the reward

    • Hey Kendal, there is no need to be scared, those people are there to help you.