This summer, Esurance began supporting The Trevor Project’s NTL (Need to Talk Live) movement, which seeks to promote human interaction in an increasingly digital world.

We asked our fans and followers to add their profile pictures to the NTL photo mosaic on Facebook to show support for the movement. For every photo added, Esurance donated $10 to the Trevor Project — the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. Our goal was to reach $50,000 by August 1 … and thanks to all our awesome friends, we did!

Inspiring words from the NTL photo mosaic

Those who participated in the photo mosaic were encouraged to add a message of support for anyone feeling alone or ostracized. These are just a few of the inspiring and compassionate messages we came across (we wish we could post them all!).

  • No one is ever alone. A lot of people love and care about you so if you ever need a shoulder, know someone has one to lend you even me (:
  • Everybody stay strong! We’re all human beings who need love and support.
  • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
  • It gets better. Stay strong, you can make it through. Life is so, so worth it.
  • You are so loved, never give up. We’re here for you!
  • I’ve been where you are. Now is much better. It DOES get better, I promise.
  • It gets better. Being different is awesome. There is no one like you in the world. Embrace life, be proud, and stay strong.
  • Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Stay real, stay honest, and you’ll find other genuine people who will always respect you for that.
  • Stay strong – you’re amazing and you deserve to be happy and have a great life. There’s magic everywhere, you just have to look hard…
  • You are perfect.

Esurance proudly supports the LGBTQ community

Esurance has long been a supporter of the LGBTQ community, and sponsors Pride events from coast to coast. Recently, we announced that we offer domestic partners the same rate as married couples in every state that allows it — including states that don’t otherwise recognize these relationships.

But what we found especially appealing about the NTL movement is that it transcends sexual orientation. Gay or straight, we all need to have each other’s backs. And looking at the great response from the Facebook community, it looks like a lot of you agree!

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about Jessica

During her time as senior copywriter at Esurance, Jessica wrote about everything from automotive trends to insurance tips to driving dogs (it’s a thing!). In her free time, you can find Jessica hiking with her dog (who cannot drive), devouring a good mystery, or very slowly learning Spanish.