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Announcing the Official TrevorLIVE Red Carpet Pre-Show!

November 20, 2013

Toyota Financial Services and What's Trending present this 2-hour LIVE streaming event to feature interviews with Jane Lynch, Kathy Griffin, Adam Shankman, Adam Lambert, Allison Janney, Darren Criss, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Hannah Simone, Naya Rivera, and many more!

(West Hollywood, CA) -- Join hosts Shira Lazar and Tyler Oakley for exclusive interviews with Hollywood’s top celebrities as they arrive for TrevorLIVE in Los Angeles (TrevorLIVE LA) on Sunday, December 8, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. PST (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). This exclusive live streaming event is presented by Toyota Financial Services and can be viewed live at TheTrevorProject.org/Livestream. TrevorLIVE LA is a high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment produced and directed by Adam Shankman, with actress/comedian/author Kathy Griffin as Special Celebrity Host and honoring actress Jane Lynch with the Trevor Hero Award. Toyota will receive the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award and Adam White is the recipient of the Trevor Youth Innovator Award. The star-studded evening includes performances by: Adam Lambert, Megan Hilty, Amber Riley, and Cheyenne Jackson, and special appearances by: Allison Janney, Andrew Rannells, Becca Tobin, Brant Daugherty, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Dot-Marie Jones, Hannah Simone, Harry Shum Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Naya Rivera, Ricki Lake, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and many more!

The Trevor Project is celebrating 15 years of saving lives, providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth at TrevorLIVE on December 8th. As TrevorLIVE’s official red carpet pre-show, this third annual live, online streaming event reaches LGBTQ youth worldwide, providing an interactive forum to hear from Hollywood’s top talent. Fans and supporters of The Trevor Project can submit questions for their favorite celebrities in advance of the red carpet pre-show presented by Toyota Financial Services and WhatsTrending.com by sending a Tweet to @TrevorProject with the hashtag, #TrevorLIVE.

“For the third year in a row, we’re proud to be part of the conversation surrounding TrevorLIVE LA,” said Damon Berger, Co-Founder and CEO of What’s Trending. “By joining forces with The Trevor Project we can help support a dialogue that stands for love and acceptance on all levels, while striving to entertain in the process.”

“At Toyota, we’ve long recognized the value of fostering diversity in every aspect of our business. So, we are particularly proud of the commitment our employees, at all levels, have shown in supporting The Trevor Project.  And we are very excited to once again sponsor TrevorLIVE LA’s official red carpet pre-show,” said Justin Leach, Manager of Public Relations for Toyota Financial Services. “Toyota’s dedication to ensuring equality for the LGBT community is more than just good business; it’s engrained in who we are.” 

“The Trevor Project is grateful for Toyota’s commitment to diversity, which in turn helps strengthen our capacity to assist LGBTQ youth in crisis,” said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “We are also indebted to our friends at What’s Trending, who work to promote the life-affirming messages behind the work Trevor is doing.  We couldn’t do it alone and with such incredible partners, we know the future is possible.”

TrevorLIVE LA,presented by Audi of America and Wells Fargo, occurs on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Hollywood Palladium. To purchase tickets to the event, visit TheTrevorProject.org/TrevorLIVELA.

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About the Trevor Project:

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives. Learn more at TheTrevorProject.org.

About Toyota Diversity:

To help unify the diversity efforts of all Toyota U.S. affiliates and to formalize objectives, Toyota created the Toyota 21st Century Diversity Strategy in 2001.  The multi-billion dollar strategic investment encompasses human resources, procurement, minority advertising, dealership development, community support and strategic oversight.  As a result, Toyota has made strong progress, including more than doubling its annual spending with diverse suppliers, increasing the number of ethnic minority and women owned dealerships and increasing their philanthropic giving to organizations that serve diverse populations.  In addition, people of color now represent nearly 30 percent of Toyota’s U.S. employment.

About What’s Trending:

What’s Trending is the Emmy-nominated, real-time pulse of the YouTube universe, highlighting the hottest videos and personalities that make for the most watched content on the platform. A 24/7 news hub covering and curating the most shared videos on YouTube across the social web, the channel features guests and performances from celebrities, media influencers and YouTube stars every day. “What’s Trending” was founded by Shira Lazar and Damon Berger in May 2011. Stay connected and join the conversation by following the show at WhatsTrending.com and twitter @whatstrending.


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Sunshine Sachs
323.822.9300
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Michael Samonte (Samonte@sunshinesachs.com)

The Trevor Project
323.423.7405
Laura McGinnis (laura.mcginnis@thetrevorproject.org)