On June 16, TrevorLIVE New York 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 designer, Zac Posen. The Trevor Youth Innovator Award presented by Wells Fargo honored YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley. The fantastic show, directed by Adam Shankman, was hosted by Wanda Sykes at the Marriott Marquis.
the Trevor Hero Award.
“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 Trevor Hero Award.
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 Project gives special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo, as well as to TrevorLIVE Event Chairs James Adams of Schreck, Rose, Dapello & Adams, and Beth Brooke of Ernst & Young.
Honorary Co-Chairs 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.
To read more about the event, please visit: www.TheTrevorProject.org/TrevorLIVENY