Kelly Osbourne over the weekend called
on the LGBT community to give President-elect Donald Trump a chance.
The 32-year-old Osbourne made her
comments while accepting an award from The Trevor Project, which runs
the nation's only 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for LGBT youth.
“We are living in a time where we
might not have the future president that we wanted in this country,”
Osbourne said. “People voted for him and just like they gave us a
chance to love equally – we will fight to keep that – but we have
to give him a chance as well.”
Abbe Land, the group's executive
director, said that Trump's election sent call rates soaring.
“In the nine day period following the
election, 2,000 young people reached out to us,” he told the crowd.
“It is so critical that we meet the urgent needs of our young
people. … We need to remind them of their value. We need to
advocate for laws that protect their lives and their futures.”