Gigi Gorgeous, Miss Shalae, and Others to Celebrate The Trevor Project’s Annual Fundraising Gala at The Beverly Hilton, Nov. 17
LOS ANGELES — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people, will honor Hayley Kiyoko with the “Youth Innovator Award” for her commitment to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people. This year’s gala will also feature a special appearance by YouTube personality, author and activist Gigi Gorgeous and a performance by Miss Shalae, the world’s top Beyoncé impersonator.
Hayley Kiyoko will receive the “Youth Innovator Award” for her work using her voice in the music industry to shine a light on marginalized communities. Her support has included the use of her “One Bad Night” music video to raise awareness about violence against transgender women; donating bras from her sold-out Expectations tour to homeless LGBTQ youth; teaming up with Cameo to raise money on their platform for The Trevor Project; and continued recognition and representation of queer women of color on a national stage. Previous honorees include Amandla Stenberg, Tyler Oakley, Jazz Jennings, Skylar Kergil, and more.
“The Trevor Project knows how important it is for LGBTQ young people to see themselves and their identities represented by inspiring young artists like Hayley Kiyoko,” said Amit Paley, CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “Hayley embraces her identity as a strength, serving as a role model for LGBTQ youth around the world — we’re so excited to honor her at TrevorLIVE LA and celebrate 21 years of saving young LGBTQ lives.”
“Through songwriting and directing music videos, I have been able to share my personal experiences of love and identity with an audience that has struggled with mainstream representation in pop music over the years. My biggest goal is always to inspire hope,” said Hayley Kiyoko, who counts XX million Spotify streams and 144 million lifetime YouTube views. “I’m honored to be recognized by The Trevor Project, an organization that’s helping to bridge the isolation youth feel in crisis. Growing up I felt the isolation of being different so I am beyond grateful for the work they do because creating a safe space can truly help people feel less alone.”
The event’s star-studded red carpet and awards ceremony will be live-streamed Nov. 17, at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, on The Trevor Project’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, powered by Revry, the first queer global streaming network. Revry is the exclusive live-streaming partner and official streaming network of TrevorLIVE LA and New York.
The proud presenting sponsors of this year’s TrevorLIVE LA are the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Abercrombie & Fitch. In addition, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants serves as the official hotel partner; and AT&T is the official VIP Reception Sponsor.
For more information on TrevorLIVE LA, visit LA.TrevorLIVE.org.
**A note to media: credentials are required to cover the TrevorLIVE Los Angeles gala. To apply, please complete the online application HERE by 5pm PT on Friday, November 1, 2019.
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 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 operates an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, an advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and a research team 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 at 1-866-488-7386 via chat www.TheTrevorProject.org/Help, or by texting START to 678678.
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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