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TrevorLIVE Raised Funds and Awareness for Youth Suicide Prevention

Arianna Huffington, Goldman Sachs, and YouTube star Tyler Oakley
Honored by The Trevor Project at TrevorLIVE on June 16

New York, NY (June 17, 2014) – On Monday, June 16, The Trevor Project presented “TrevorLIVE” New York hosted by Wanda Sykes at the Marriott Marquis. The evening centered on a fantastic show that was directed by Adam Shankman. The Trevor Project also honored three visionaries who have made a difference in the LGBT community. Arianna Huffington was presented with the Trevor Hero Award, presented by Neil Patrick Harris. The Chief Information Officer and partner at Goldman Sachs, Marty Chavez, accepted the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award on behalf of Goldman Sachs, which was presented by Zac Posen. The Trevor Youth Innovator Award presented by Wells Fargo was given to YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley. This annual red carpet event benefits the life-saving, life-affirming work of The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) teens and young adults.

“TrevorLIVE gives us the opportunity to recognize those who have helped support LGBTQ youth.  It allows us to bring together hundreds of people to advocate for the hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ youth who still need The Trevor Project,” said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “I am always inspired by the performers, celebrities, and leaders who come to TrevorLIVE in support of our life-saving mission. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this evening a spectacular success.”

Tona Brown, the first African American transgender person to play at Carnegie Hall, wowed the audience with a performance from her new album, “This Is Who I Am.” Cheyenne Jackson, accompanied by The Broadway Inspirational Voices, energized the room with his powerful cover of “Somebody to Love,” by Queen. The show also included performances by Rob Thomas, Caissie Levy, Jeremy Jordan, and Montego Glover. Celebrity guests included Zachary Quinto, Lucy Liu, Jane Lynch, Ellen Page, David Burtka, Frank De Julio, Rachael Harris and more.

The Trevor Hero Award honored Arianna Huffington for her longstanding support of the LGBT community as an ally, and as founder of the prominent media outlet, Huffington Post Gay Voices. Her mission to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of one’s mental health, and of living authentically to achieve your dreams, is motivating to youth everywhere, and aligns with The Trevor Project’s goals as the organization seeks to empower LGBTQ youth to dream for the future..

“This movement has the wind at its back because our times are calling for all of us -- whether LGBTQ or straight -- to live our lives authentically, to be true to ourselves, to stop hiding, pretending or living in the shadows, and instead tap into the amazing possibilities that each one of us embodies in all of our uniqueness,” said Huffington when she accepted the Hero Award.

The Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award honored Goldman Sachs as an inclusive leader in the business world. The powerhouse firm empowers their employees to be themselves in an inclusive environment that allows them to grow personally and professionally. Goldman proudly supports their LGBT employee networks, as well as their Ally Initiative. Since 2000, Goldman has offered domestic partnership benefits, and for the past 7 years, the firm has ensured their benefits are transgender-inclusive. Goldman earned a score of 100% on the HRC Corporate Equality Index for 10 straight years.

The Trevor Youth Innovator Award honored Tyler Oakley, who has become one of the most influential LGBT video bloggers of the digital age. Through his pop culture commentary and insight on current LGBT issues, Tyler engages a national audience of LGBTQ youth and their allies, reminding each one that they matter, and that they are not alone. Tyler’s impact is also seen through his continuous support of The Trevor Project. In 2010, Tyler launched a youth-focused video submission project called “Be the Change,” which inspired hundreds of LGBTQ youth to share their vision for the future. Since then, Tyler has co-hosted the TrevorLIVE red carpet pre-show since 2011, participated in trainings with the Trevor Youth Advisory Council, and personally raised more than $500,000 as his birthday gift to Trevor.

TrevorLIVE New York was presented by Wells Fargo. The Chairs of TrevorLIVE NY were James Adams of Schreck, Rose, Dapello & Adams and Beth Brooks of Ernst & Young, (2011 Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award). Honorary Co-Chairs of TrevorLIVE NY were Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Nikita, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, and Zachary Quinto. Event Vice-Chairs are Phil Armstrong, Brian Dorsey, Ralph Furlo, Matt Schwartz, David Suk, and Keola Whittaker.

For more information about the event, please visit www.TheTrevorProject.org/TrevorLIVENY.

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 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 www.TheTrevorProject.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS

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Arianna Huffington to be Honored with the Trevor Hero Award at TrevorLIVE New York on June 16 at the Marriott Marquis

Benefit Event Hosted by Wanda Sykes and Directed By Adam Shankman

Evening Presented by Wells Fargo

Arianna HuffingtonNew York, NY, May 29, 2014 – Celebrating 15 years, The Trevor Project will honor Arianna Huffington with the Trevor Hero Award at “TrevorLIVE New York” on June 16th at the Marriott Marquis, presented by Wells Fargo. Huffington will be honored for her ongoing support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community. The award will be presented at The Trevor Project’s high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment which brings together top entertainers, advocates and corporate leaders to support the organization’s life-saving, life-affirming work for LGBT and questioning youth in crisis.

"The movement to change the world, to inspire young people to live fully as themselves, whether they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning, will lead us to build stronger communities and a more accepting and thriving culture," said Trevor Hero, Arianna Huffington. "We are living through an incredible time, when at least the western world is shifting toward more and more tolerance and acceptance, especially of LGBTQ people, and this momentum will continue to grow, especially with the support of organizations like The Trevor Project to help empower young people to be proud of who they are. With each accomplishment of the LGBTQ community, the more encouraged I become not only as a journalist, but also as an ally. I'm extremely humbled by The Trevor Project for this honor.”

Abbe Land, Executive Director & CEO of The Trevor Project added, “We are proud to honor Arianna Huffington with the Trevor Hero Award. In addition to her long support of the LGBT community as an ally and as the founder of the community's most visible and unifying media outlet, Huffington Post Gay Voices, she also lives and preaches a mantra of well-being, building personal connections, and being true to yourself, which aligns with Trevor's ethos.”

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on several boards, including HuffPost's partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists. Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.

As previously announced, the Trevor Project will honor YouTube phenomenon and breakout star, Tyler Oakley with the Trevor Youth Innovator Award presented by Wells Fargo for his work to promote acceptance for LGBTQ youth and a greater understanding of suicide prevention. Goldman Sachs will also be honored with the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award, which will be accepted by Chief Information Officer Marty Chavez. Multi-talented director, producer, and choreographer, Adam Shankman (ROCK OF AGES, HAIRSPRAY) will direct the show.

The Chairs of TrevorLIVE NY are James Adams of Schreck, Rose, Dapello & Adams and Beth Brook of Ernst & Young, (2011 Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award). Honorary Co-Chairs of TrevorLIVE NY are Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Nikita, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, and Zachary Quinto. Event Vice-Chairs are Phil Armstrong, Brian Dorsey, Ralph Furlo, Matt Schwartz, David Suk, and Keola Whittaker. Tickets to TrevorLIVE NY may be purchased at: TheTrevorProject.org/TrevorLIVENY.

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 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.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Michael Samonte/Christina Cattarini
Sunshine Sachs
323.822.9300/212.691.2800
TrevorProject@SunshineSachs.com



Wanda Sykes to Host TrevorLIVE Benefit in New York;
Tyler Oakley, Goldman Sachs to Be Honored

Adam Shankman to Direct Star-Studded Evening for 5th Consecutive Year

Wanda SykesNew York, NY (April 23, 2014) – The Trevor Project is proud to announce that five-time Emmy® Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes will host TrevorLIVE in New York (TrevorLIVE NY) on June 16th at the Marriott Marquis, presented by Wells Fargo. Additionally, The Trevor Project will honor YouTube phenomenon and breakout star, Tyler Oakley with the Trevor Youth Innovator Award presented by Wells Fargo for his work to promote acceptance for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) youth and a greater understanding of suicide prevention. Goldman Sachs will also be honored with the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award, which will be accepted by Chief Information Officer Marty Chavez. Multi-talented director, producer, and choreographer, Adam Shankman (ROCK OF AGES, HAIRSPRAY) will direct the show with special guests and Trevor Hero Award honoree to be announced.

TrevorLIVE is the premier gala event benefiting The Trevor Project. Presented annually in both New York and Los Angeles, this high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment on June 16th will celebrate 15 years of The Trevor Project’s life-saving, life-affirming work to prevent suicide among LGBTQ youth. Tonight, the Eventi, a Kimpton Hotel, hosts the kick-off celebration for TrevorLIVE, featuring a special guest performance by Grammy and Tony-Award nominee Jeremy Jordan. The TrevorLIVE kick-off presented by Kimpton, is sponsored by Absolut, MillerCoors, Kraken Spiced Rum, Boodles Gin, Dobel Tequila, PS AV, and Garrett Popcorn.

“We are proud to announce our first two honorees at TrevorLIVE, Tyler Oakley and Goldman Sachs. For nearly 5 years, Tyler has been involved with The Trevor Project, using his skills and talents to empower LGBTQ youth to be proud of who they are, and to share life-saving, life-affirming messages of support,” said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “Trevor 20/20 Visionary honoree, Goldman Sachs does a lot of positive work in the LGBT community, earning the company a 100% rating on the HRC Corporate Equality Index, and for several years, the active LGBT Network at Goldman Sachs has served The Trevor Project to help our suicide prevention programs grow.”

Land continued, “In addition to amazing honorees, we are very excited that Adam Shankman, who has directed this event in Los Angeles since 2011, will be applying his creative skills to TrevorLIVE NY. Together with Wanda Sykes’ wit and comedic genius, TrevorLIVE NY is bound to be a very entertaining evening.”

The Chairs of TrevorLIVE NY are James Adams of Schreck, Rose, Dapello & Adams and Beth Brook of Ernst & Young, (2011 Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award). Honorary Co-Chairs of TrevorLIVE NY are Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Nikita, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, and Zachary Quinto. Event Vice-Chairs are Phil Armstrong, Brian Dorsey, Ralph Furlo, Matt Schwartz, David Suk, and Keola Whittaker. Tickets to TrevorLIVE NY may be purchased at: TheTrevorProject.org/TrevorLIVENY.

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 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.