New York, NY, June 14, 2012 – On Monday, June 25, 2012, the band fun. will be the headlining musical act at “Trevor Live” presented by Audi of America, Pfizer and Wells Fargo at Chelsea Piers (Pier 60) in New York. This high-profile annual event benefits the life-saving, life-affirming work of The Trevor Project. Tony Award® winner and director of the NBC hit TV series Smash, Michael Mayer will be special guest director and the show will feature the first reunion of past Trevor honoree, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack of Will and Grace, fun.’s Nate Ruess and Jack Antonoff, and actor Anthony Rapp. MTV president Stephen Friedman will be on hand to accept the Trevor 2020 Award presented to MTV at the event, with many more talented performers and honorees to be announced!
“We are so excited to announce that fun. is going to be a part of Trevor Live. fun. has been promoting LGBTQ awareness for some time now and we feel they are a perfect fit,” said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “We are looking forward to their performance, as well as their continued work in the LGBTQ community.”
Fun. has had a breakout year with the success of their song “We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae),” which held the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for six consecutive weeks. The song, from their album Some Nights, is the top-selling track of 2012 thus far.
"We are honored to be supporting the Trevor Project in every way we can. In the current state in which LGBTQ citizens are denied basic rights, it’s absolutely vital to have resources like The Trevor Project available to kids as a support system to help them understand that there is nothing wrong with them. There are organizations working hard to deny LGBTQ youth the tools they need to feel proud of who they are. The Trevor Project stands firmly against that hate and offers solutions to LGBTQ youth who are surrounded with negativity and disrespect based on who they are. As a band of allies who are doing everything in our power to help ensure LGBTQ rights, aligning with The Trevor Project is thrilling and inspiring for us,” says Jack Antonoff of fun.
Trevor Live presented by Audi of America, Pfizer and Wells Fargo is a signature annual event of The Trevor Project, bringing together top entertainers and corporate leaders to support the organization’s life-saving, life-affirming initiatives for LGBTQ youth in crisis. This high-profile event has honored actors, musicians and comedians including Daniel Radcliffe, Lady Gaga, Kathy Griffin, Neil Patrick Harris and Vanessa Williams and corporate trailblazers such as Ernst & Young, Levi Strauss & Co., Wells Fargo Bank and CNN for their support of LGBTQ youth. To purchase tickets to the event, visit TheTrevorProject.org/TrevorLive.
ABOUT THE TREVOR PROJECT:
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a Champion of Change, The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention. Learn more at TheTrevorProject.org.
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