About Preston Mitchum

Preston Mitchum, Esq., LL.M. is the Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people. He resides in Washington, DC.

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Tim Scott
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May 3, 2021
If racism is not responsible for the continued degradation and positionality of Black and Brown Americans, then what is?
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January 18, 2021
As many celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many are also still incensed at the white insurrectionist…
April 10, 2020
"Structural racism has turned the flu into a death sentence for many Black Americans," writes URGE Director of Policy Preston…
Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
March 27, 2020
Mayor Andrew Gillum deserves our support because we rarely receive it in a white America hell-bent on devouring Black people…
Martin Luther King Jr. theGrio.com
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February 6, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. has always been known for his powerful speeches. The feelings we have after listening to his…
Get Out Oscars thegrio.com
Actor/director Jordan Peele (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner Image)
January 23, 2018
Critically-acclaimed Get Out has been nominated for four Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, and Best…
Donald Trump Republicans theGrio.com
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January 13, 2018
In light of Trump's "shithole" comments, it's clear any Republican who still stands by or "Trumpsplains," is the very definition…
Kamala Harris thegrio.com
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January 11, 2018
If we don’t consider Oprah being a plausible candidate for president, rest assured there are a number of Black women…