LOS ANGELES – Grammy Award nominated, multi-platinum R&B/Pop recording artist and actress Deborah Cox and award-winning singer, songwriter, and activist Lauren Jauregui are set to perform at The Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE Los Angeles on Dec. 2 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The event’s star-studded red carpet and full awards show will be streamed live on The Trevor Project’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, powered by the first queer global streaming network Revry and hosted by Shira Lazar and Ryan Mitchell from “Let’s Go There” on Channel Q Radio. The gala will launch the two-year partnership, which names Revry as the exclusive live streaming partner and the Official Streaming Network of TrevorLIVE LA and NY. It was previously announced that Ryan Murphy, the cast of “POSE,” Amandla Stenberg, and AT&T will be honored. Eugene Lee Yang will serve as host. Attendees include Jussie Smollett, with special guest appearances from “Superstore” actors Nico Santos and Lauren Ash.
“All of us at The Trevor Project are honored to have Deborah Cox and Lauren Jauregui join us this year at TrevorLIVE,” said Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “Their amazing voices are the perfect addition to what will be a powerful evening dedicated to supporting LGBTQ youth across the country.”
Since beginning her career as a background singer for Celine Dion, Cox has recorded six award-winning and critically acclaimed albums and has written for and been recorded on numerous soundtracks. Her double platinum hit, “Nobody’s Supposed to be Here” spent 14 weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and she has thirteen No. 1 songs on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. Cox has been recognized for her longstanding commitment to the LGBT community. In 2015, she received the Out Music Pillar Award. In 2014, she received the California State Senate Award and in 2007, she received The Civil Rights Award from the New York Senate for her efforts in the fight for Human Rights and Equality. The Harvey Milk Foundation at the 2015 Diversity Honors honored her for her efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the LGBT community. On June 12, 2016, she was given the Liberty Bell and Proclamation in Philadelphia by Mayor James Kenney to proclaim June 12 as LGBTQ Philadelphia Pride Parade and Festival Day.
“I’m thrilled to be performing at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles,“ said Cox. “I have such great love for the LGBTQ community and I am truly honored to be a part of such an important evening and join in supporting the crucial life-saving work of The Trevor Project.”
Jauregui is an artist, singer, songwriter, creative and humanitarian. The 22-year-old has embarked on the next chapter of her career with the release of her debut solo song “Expectations” via Columbia Records. Jauregui has spent most of the 2018 in the studio with writers/producers like Khaled Rohaim, Illangelo, Kid Harpoon, King Henry, Ilsey Juber and Alex Hope. Outside of the studio, Jauregui is politically outspoken and actively involved in protests. She has written several open letters since the 2016 United States presidential election, criticizing Donald Trump and his policies, including the “Muslim ban”, calling it “disrespectful to Humanity”. She penned an open letter to members of the Republican Party, which was published by Billboard in November 2016. She has marched with with students from Parkland, Fla. for gun reform and has joined them on panels and for media interviews. As she gears up for the release of her debut solo album, she continues her activism, imploring fans to be vocal about their stances, fight for human rights and get out and vote.
“I’m honored to be joining fellow LGBTQ activists as we celebrate the work of The Trevor Project over the past 20 years,” said Jauregui. “Every single young person has the right to live a life full of love and compassion without discrimination. TrevorLIVE will be an evening of looking toward a brighter future and further using our voice to make a difference.”
The proud presenting sponsor of this year’s TrevorLIVE LA is AT&T. In addition, Toyota serves as the official Red Carpet Reception sponsor, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants as the official hotel partner, and Three Olives® Vodka as the official spirits sponsor.
For more information on TrevorLIVE LA, please visit https://la.trevorlive.org
About The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project offers a suite of 24/7/365 crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, TrevorSpace. Trevor also offers an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, a legislative advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and conducts research to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, our trained crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386 and www.TheTrevorProject.org/Help
TrevorLIVE is the signature annual fundraising event of The Trevor Project. This annual event brings together top entertainers and corporate leaders to support the organization’s life-saving initiatives. Learn more about TrevorLIVE at http://la.trevorlive.org.
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