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By Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Social network provides support for LGBTQ teens.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+

Outed to my family

I created an account on this website just to warn people about Trevor space. Back in high school, I was in an abusive relationship with a girl I was dating. My parents did not know about this relationship or that I even was attracted to women. I survived this relationship and shared my experience of being a survivor on the website. Trevor space surprised me, the day after Christmas, nine years ago, by sending social services to my house. They tried incriminating my parents for the abuse my ex put me through while OUTING me to my family. The emotional trauma I faced from this website as a member of the LGBTQ community is 100 times worse than the abuse I went through. I have seen therapists and psychiatrists and have symptoms of PTSD from that experience. I’m sharing my story so no other LGBTQ youth goes through what I went through.
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age 12+

The best site!

I'm 18 (a senior in high school) and I've been using this site and it's forums for a good few years. My school has recently blocked the site from school computers because of "Content: Alternative Sexual Lifestyles" which breaks my heart a little bit. This site helps so many people and regulates what is posted. They report serious notes of abuse/suicide etc. sent in by teens/children/adults which may be incorrect from time to time, but ultimately may save lives. Most of the conversation is helpful, friendly, and not too intense though. I like it. A+

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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In an effort to weed out fake profiles -- and bullies -- TREVORSPACE requires that users take several steps to be "certified" as members, including posting a real photo of themselves. Certification is required for accessing certain features of the site, including chat. New users might get a little frustrated waiting for certification, but it seems to be a good way to keep the community friendly, respectful, and legit. TrevorSpace isn't very stylish or high-tech compared to other social sites, but it gets points for transcending the "just for fun" category by integrating resources and other helpful information.

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