The Trevor Project Hosts Star-studded Trevorlive Los Angeles Gala

Ryan Murphy, Amandla Stenberg, Emma Roberts, Lauren Jauregui, Ty Dolla $ign, cast of POSE, Jussie Smollett, Deborah Cox and More Show Their Support

Los Angeles — The Trevor Project hosted its 2018 TrevorLIVE Los Angeles gala at The Beverly Hilton where it honored Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody® Award-winning screenwriter, producer and director Ryan Murphy and the cast of “POSE;” Amandla Stenberg; and AT&T. Eugene Lee Yang hosted the event which helped raise over $1.5 million and included performances by Lauren Jauregui, Deborah Cox, and a surprise performance by POSE castmates Billy Porter, Mj Rodriguez, and Our Lady J. Additional attendees included Brad Goreski, Cameron Esposito, Cary Deuber, Charlayne Woodard, Cobie Smulders, Dan Levy, Dominique Jackson, Dyllon Burnside, Emma Roberts, Hailie Sahar, Gia Gunn, Indya Moore, James Van Der Beek, Jason Collins, Jussie Smollett, LeeAnne Locken, Mara Wilson, Madame LaQueer, Miles McKenna, Morgan McMichaels, Nico Santos, Ongina, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Steven Canals, Kylie Sonique Love, and Ty Dolla $ign.

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. TrevorLIVE LA is the organization’s annual star-studded signature fundraiser.

Highlights from the event included:

  • Lauren Jauregui kicked off the show with a stripped-down performance of her debut single, “Expectations.”
  • The host of the evening Eugene Lee Yang welcomed the crowd applauding The Trevor Project’s tireless work and service to the LGBTQ community. “It is an absolute privilege to support The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people,” he said. “Tonight, we are honoring some truly awe-inspiring trailblazers for the LGBTQ community.”
  • The Trevor Project’s CEO & Executive Director Amit Paley took to the stage. “There are people in this room who’ve told me that they wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for this organization, and I know there are others who wish they had known about Trevor in THEIR darkest moments,” he said. “That is why we are here today. To make sure that every young person, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, or immigration status, knows that The Trevor Project is here for them whenever they need us.”
  • Amandla Stenberg accepted the Youth Innovator Award and reflected on coming out in the public eye. “Often times who we are is postulated in the context of pain, shame, and tragedy,  and although that may be a facet of our experiences I do not feel that it is by any means the totality of them or how I experience being gay,” they said. “I find that understanding so limiting and inaccurate when I know that if anything we are the opposite; we are joy and light. We are the sacred unraveling of damaging fabrications who reveal the power of truth through love. We are unapologetic expressions of divinity and exuberance.”
  • Jussie Smollett presented the 20/20 Visionary Award to AT&T’s Mobility & Entertainment President David Christopher, who accepted the award on the organization’s behalf. “When we first started our work with The Trevor Project, we set out together to do something meaningful. So, we threw our support behind outreach efforts to expand a platform that helps The Trevor Project achieve 24/7 text and chat services to help even more youth in crisis.”
  • Janet Mock presented the Hero Award to Ryan Murphy and the cast of “POSE.” Murphy accepted the award and stated, “When I was 19, in Indiana, I myself called a suicide hotline. Overwhelmed by the AIDs crisis, by the fact that I was the only ‘out’ person in my friend group, the only ‘out’ person I knew at the time, and alienated from my family, I felt profound despair. I made a call one late night in November. I made a connection, got some hope, and carried on. It’s powerful life saving work this organization does. In my round about way, I know this first hand.” He ended his speech announcing a $50,000 donation to The Trevor Project. The full transcript is available here.
  • Deborah Cox closed out the show with a rousing rendition of her No. 1 hit “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” and a cover of Whitney Houston’s classic hit, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

The proud presenting sponsor of this year’s TrevorLIVE LA is AT&T. In addition, Toyota served 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.

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About The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifelineTrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, 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 Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386. www.TheTrevorProject.org

Press Contacts

Michael Samonte | Ulisses Rivera | Samuel Yu
Sunshine Sachs
323-822-9300
[email protected]

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
646-576-7044
[email protected]


Deborah Cox and Lauren Jauregui Tapped to Perform at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Gala December 2

Red carpet and full awards show will be streamed live on The Trevor Project’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, powered by Revry

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 leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifelineTrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, 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 Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386. www.TheTrevorProject.org

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.

Press Contacts

Michael Samonte | Ulisses Rivera | Samuel Yu
Sunshine Sachs
323-822-9300
[email protected]

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
646-576-7044
[email protected]


The Trevor Project to Honor Amandla Stenberg and AT&T’s David Christopher at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Gala

Eugene Lee Yang Tapped to Host December 2 Fundraiser at The Beverly Hilton

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 20, 2018) – The Trevor Project will honor Amandla Stenberg with the Youth Innovator Award and AT&T Mobility & Entertainment President David Christopher with the 20/20 Visionary Award for their commitment to supporting the nonprofit’s mission to provide crisis intervention services and end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young people. The honors will be presented at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles, hosted by Eugene Lee Yang on Dec. 2 at The Beverly Hilton, with a special appearance by “Superstore” actors Nico Santos and Lauren Ash during the program. It was previously announced that Ryan Murphy and the cast of “POSE” will also be honored.

“We’re excited to honor Amandla for consistently using their platform to advocate for LGBTQ young people, and AT&T for its long history of supporting the LGBTQ community and Trevor’s crisis services,” said Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “Led by Eugene, who dedicates his time and work to improving the lives of LGBTQ people everywhere, the evening is sure to be a fun and memorable celebration of The Trevor Project’s life-saving work on our milestone 20th anniversary.”

Stenberg can currently be seen in 20th Century Fox’s influential film “The Hate U Give” which premiered this year at the Toronto International Film Festival. Additionally, they were recently seen in Amma Asante’s WWII drama “Where Hands Touch,” which also premiered at TIFF. In October 2018 they appeared on the cover of Time Magazine as a Next Generation Leader and has been recognized globally for their crusade towards sparking thoughtful conversation using social media as a platform to spread awareness and knowledge on topics such as cultural appropriation, intersectional feminism, mindfulness, biracial identity, sexual identity, gender and beauty standards to name few. They have been recognized with Teen Choice Awards, a BET Award and NAACP Image Award for their work.

“I’m so profoundly honored to be recognized by The Trevor Project, an organization I admire and whose work is so critical,” said Stenberg. “Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that LGBTQ youth have a safe space where they can find a sense of being when they feel lost or alone.”

Christopher, President of Mobility & Entertainment, will accept the 20/20 Visionary Award on behalf of AT&T. AT&T’s commitment to The Trevor Project, and other socially conscientious initiatives, is the latest in its exceptional history of supporting the LGBTQ community. In 1975, AT&T was one of the very first American companies to prohibit discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation. In 1998, they adopted one of the very first domestic partner benefits programs for LGBTQ employees. And in 2006 AT&T was one of the first companies to offer transgender-inclusive health care benefits. Supporting the LGBTQ community is an enduring priority at AT&T, continuously working to identify ways to advocate and foster inclusivity.

“I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of AT&T,” said Christopher. “At AT&T, we strongly believe in equality for all and The Trevor Project’s life-saving work. Together we’ve been able to do something meaningful by expanding support for at-risk LGBTQ youth. As more and more of us join together in support of The Trevor Project, we will continue to truly make a difference.”

Hosting duties for TrevorLIVE Los Angeles will be fulfilled by Yang, one of the co-creators of The Try Guys. Santos and Ash from the NBC series “Superstore” will make a special appearance during the program.

Yang can next be seen opposite Andy Samberg in “Brooklyn 99,” and recently wrapped shooting on the indie “Spring Bloom” opposite Jake McDorman and Nora Zehetner. Eugene was also recently part of the Logo30, Logo’s inaugural list of extraordinary LGBTQ+ people for 2018, and was included amongst the first inductees of Gold House’s A100 list, which is comprised of the top 100 most influential Asian-Americans over the past year. In digital, Yang is well-known for his contributions as one of the creators of The Try Guys, who recently launched their own YouTube channel and production company. As a writer, director, producer, and actor; Eugene has reached billions of viewers worldwide, making him one of today’s most recognizable young Asian-American faces online and in social media.

With a combination of his sarcastic wit, outrageous sensibility, and snarky commentary, Santos has the rare ability to charm every audience he encounters. Santos was most recently seen in Warner Brother’s “Crazy Rich Asians” alongside an all-Asian cast including Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Ken Jeong. The film instantly became a cultural phenomenon, as well the highest-grossing romantic comedy in the past decade.

Ash is currently the voice of Scorpia in “She-Ra and the Princess of Power”. She has earned six wins throughout the past 10 years in various categories at the Canadian Comedy Awards, including the Canadian Comedy Person of the Year. This year, she was nominated for an ACTRA Award (Canada’s SAG Awards) for her performance in the film “Dirty Singles” and was the winner of a Canadian Screen Award (Canada’s Emmys) for a guest-starring role on the CTV sitcom Spun Out.

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 Revry, the first queer global streaming network. TrevorLIVE LA will launch the two-year partnership, which names Revry the exclusive live streaming partner and the Official Streaming Network of TrevorLIVE LA and NY.

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 leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifelineTrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, 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 Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386. www.TheTrevorProject.org

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
646.576.7044
[email protected]


Ryan Murphy and the Cast of “pose” to Be Honored at The Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Gala on December 2

The Star-Studded Gala Will Be Held on December 2 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Trevor Project will honor Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody® Award-winning screenwriter, producer and director Ryan Murphy and the cast of the FX series POSE at The Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE Los Angeles gala for their commitment to supporting the nonprofit’s mission to provide crisis intervention services and end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young people. TrevorLIVE Los Angeles will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at The Beverly Hilton.

“I’m thrilled to be honored by The Trevor Project alongside the cast of POSE,” said Murphy. “We’re extremely supportive of the work that this extraordinary organization does to help LGBTQ young people in need feel heard and valued.”

“Ryan Murphy and the cast of POSE have had a tremendous impact on the lives of young LGBTQ people over the past year,” said Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “We’re incredibly excited to honor them for their dedication to creating a community of openness and inclusiveness for LGBTQ youth through their innovative work and leadership. We’re honored that they will join us at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles as we join together to continue The Trevor Project’s critical and life-saving work.”

Murphy and the cast of POSE made history by featuring the largest transgender series regular cast and the largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series. The series is created and written by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuck and Steven Canals, with Janet Mock and Our Lady J also serving as writers. The full cast includes Evan Peters, MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter, Indya Moore, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Angel Bismark Curiel, Dyllon Burnside, Jason Rodriguez, Jeremy McClain, Kate Mara, Charlayne Woodward, James Van Der Beek, and Sandra Bernhard.

He created the groundbreaking television drama Nip/Tuck, which won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series in 2005 and ran for six seasons. He also created the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series Glee; Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning anthology series American Horror Story and American Crime Story; Emmy-winning anthology series FEUD; Scream Queens; and 9-1-1. His second installment of American Crime Story, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” recently won seven 2018 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series and Outstanding Limited Series. On stage, he most recently produced the Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band, starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells. Murphy wrote and directed the Golden Globe-nominated film Running with Scissors, starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow, and the box office hit Eat, Pray, Love, starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. In 2014, he directed the HBO movie The Normal Heart, which received Emmy and Golden Globe awards including the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie. He is currently writing, directing and producing his upcoming series The Politician, to debut on Netflix in 2019.

Previous TrevorLIVE honorees and performers include Tom Ford, Kristin Chenoweth, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Shoshana Bean, Edie Windsor, Ingrid Nilsen, Tyler Oakley, Arianna Huffington, Sir Ian McKellan, Jazz Jennings, Queen Latifah, Amy Poehler, Lena Waithe, Darren Criss, Mary J. Blige, Cheyenne Jackson, Lena Waithe, and others.

For more information on TrevorLIVE LA, please visit https://la.trevorlive.org

**A note to media: credentials are required to cover the TrevorLIVE Los Angeles gala. To apply, please complete the online application by 5pm PT on Friday, November 16, 2018.

The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifelineTrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, 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 Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386. www.TheTrevorProject.org

PRESS CONTACTS:

Michael Samonte |Ulisses Rivera | Samuel Yu
Sunshine Sachs
323-822-9300
[email protected]

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
646.576.7044
[email protected]


Troye Sivan Partners With The Ally Coalition and The Trevor Project on the Bloom Tour

Tour Partnership to Empower LGBTQ Youth and Allies to Take Action

LOS ANGELES, CA — This fall on the Bloom Tour, Troye Sivan is using his platform to empower LGBTQ youth by partnering with The Ally Coalition and volunteers on every tour stop. The venture will connect his fans with national and local groups creating a safer, healthier world for LGBTQ young people. The Ally Coalition is a non-profit founded by Jack and Rachel Antonoff in 2013 to advance equality for queer youth.

Troye and The Ally Coalition have tapped The Trevor Project as the Bloom Tour’s national partner. The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization providing free and confidential direct services to LGBTQ youth 24/7.  On the local level, the Bloom Tour will collaborate with organizations in every city that provide essential services to LGBTQ youth, highlighting ways they can get involved in their work and use their services.

The Ally Coalition will be offering the chance for Troye Sivan fans to volunteer throughout the tour. All fans who take action in support of LGBTQ equality onsite at each show will be entered to win a prize. Those interested in volunteering can sign up here:  http://bit.ly/Volunteer4Troye

Fans can stay up-to-date on The Ally Coalition’s work from the road when they take over Troye’s Tumblr during the Bloom Tour.  Tune in at http://troyesivan.tumblr.com/ once the tour kicks off on September 21 for nightly updates.

Tickets for the tour are currently on sale to the general public at LiveNation.com and TroyeSivan.com. His new album Bloom will be released by Capitol Records on August 31.  For Troye Sivan publicity materials please visit: http://www.umgb2b.com.

Bloom Tour

Date City Venue
9/21 Irving, TX Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory
9/23 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
9/24 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Center
9/26 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place Amphitheater
9/28 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
9/29 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
10/1 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
10/2 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/4 Washington, DC The Anthem*
10/6 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater
10/9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
10/11 Laval, QC Place Bell
10/12 Boston, MA Boch Center – Wang Theatre
10/14 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
10/15 Toronto, ON Sony Centre
10/17 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
10/19 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
10/20 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
10/22 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
10/24 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
10/25 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
10/27 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
10/30 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
11/1 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
11/5 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
11/7 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
11/8 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre

*not a Live Nation show

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The Trevor Project Hosts Star-studded TrevorLIVE New York Gala

Adam Rippon, Gus Kenworthy, Rita Ora, Lena Waithe, Greg Berlanti and More Show Their Support

NEW YORK CITY–Monday night, The Trevor Project hosted its 2018 TrevorLIVE New York gala at Cipriani Wall Street, where it honored Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, producer, and actor Lena Waithe; Writers Guild of America Award, Directors Guild of America Award, and Golden Globe Award-nominated writer, director, and producer Greg Berlanti; and Managing Partner of global consulting firm McKinsey & Company Dominic Barton. U.S. Olympic medalists Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy hosted the event which helped raise more than $2 million and included performances by international singer-songwriter Rita Ora and the cast of VICELAND’s “MY HOUSE” (Tati 007, Alex Mugler, Jelani Mizrahi, Lolita Balenciaga, Relish Milan, Precious Ebony).

The Trevor Project is the nation’s largest nonprofit crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization focused on ending suicide among LGBTQ youth. TrevorLIVE NY is the organization’s annual star-studded signature fundraiser. Awarded at the gala, the Trevor Hero Award recognizes an individual who serves as an inspiration to LGBTQ youth or increases visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community. The Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award recognizes a corporation/organization that has supported the LGBTQ community or increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community.

Additional guests of TrevorLIVE NY included Melissa Benoist (actress, Supergirl), Raymond Braun (activist/media personality), Carmen Carrera (model), Tyler Glenn (musician/actor, Kinky Boots), April Hunt (DJ), Jenn Hyman (CEO & co-founder, Rent the Runway), Natasha Lyonne (actress, Orange is the New Black),  Corey Johnson (NYC City Council Speaker), Chella Man (activist/content creator), Mary V (photographer/performance artist), Lauren Morelli (writer/producer, Orange is the New Black), Barrett Pall (model), Phillip Picardi (Chief Content Officer, them. and Teen Vogue), Robbie Rogers (retired professional soccer player), MJ Rodriguez (actress, POSE), D’Andra Simmons (The Real Housewives of Dallas), Justin Simien (producer, Dear White People),Christian Siriano (fashion designer), Shepard Smith (Fox News Anchor), Ryan Jamaal Swain (actor, POSE), Michael Tammero (host, In the Foxlight), Samira Wiley (actress, The Handmaid’s Tale), Jason Wu (fashion designer).

Highlights from the event included:

  • The cast of VICELAND’s “MY HOUSE,” a docuseries which gives viewers a look into the world of New York’s queer vogue ballroom scene, kicked off the evening with an electrifying dance routine by five voguers accompanied by commentator Precious Ebony.
  • Co-hosts of the evening Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy welcomed the crowd applauding The Trevor Project’s 20th anniversary. “That’s 20 years of supporting LGBTQ youth in crisis,” said Kenworthy. “20 years of saving young LGBTQ lives. 20 years of creating community, connection, support and policies that help LGBTQ youth.” Rippon added, “I spent a lot of my childhood not liking who I was. But I like to think if I had someone like me or Gus to look up to, I wouldn’t have felt so alone.”
  • The Trevor Project’s CEO & Executive Director Amit Paley took to the stage with a message to young LGBTQ people across the country. “There may be people who don’t accept you for who you are, but there are other people who will not only accept you, but celebrate you.” Referring to The Trevor Project’s 50 Bills 50 States initiative which aims to ban conversion therapy across the country, Paley said, “This dangerous and discredited practice is still legal today in 37 states and we will not rest until this form of torture is stopped everywhere … You are beautiful just the way you are and you are not alone.”
  • McKinsey & Company’s Global Managing Partner Dominic Barton accepted the organization’s 20/20 Visionary Award celebrating him for being socially responsible and running a business that has policies and procedures in place that support diversity and inclusion. “It’s really important during times like this. What we’re seeing today is abnormal and it’s important for us to fight,” said Barton. “I think it’s our responsibility that we speak up and support with our voice and money. We’ll have an open-minded leader again. When the bright times come back, and they will, we will accelerate and get to where we want to be.”
  • Justin Simien presented the Trevor Hero Award to Lena Waithe, sharing a personal story. “I remember a conversation I had with Lena where she vowed that should she become a figure in this business, little queer boys and little queer girls would have someone to look up to. Lena, mission accomplished.”
  • Lena Waithe accepted the honor stressing to the crowd the need for more love and acceptance. “I’m really moved by the stories I’m hearing and the faces I’m seeing and all the love. But don’t treat each other like this just in this room. We need to take it out into the world.” She continued, “It’s our job to make sure all queer people are human. They weren’t born to be perfect. They were born to be whole.”
  • “Supergirl’s” Melissa Benoist made her appearance at TrevorLIVE NY to present Greg Berlanti with the Trevor Hero Award. “While I pretend to be a superhero on TV, Greg is the real deal,” said Benoist. After listing an impressive queer firsts by Berlanti, including the first romantic kiss between two gay characters on “Dawson’s Creek,” first recurring transgender character on primetime, and first gay superhero to headline on “The Ray,” Benoist said, “the work you have done has healed so many hearts.”
  • “I never felt like a hero myself. We always talk about the superpowers they have,” said Greg Berlanti as he named off super power after super power including the ability to fly, invisibility, x-ray vision, and so on. “But there’s only one power all our heroes have in common. It’s a power accessible to everyone: compassion.” Berlanti, whose most recent project was coming-of-age title “Love, Simon,” shared with the room that his mother went into the hospital on the last day of filming. She would sadly pass ten days later and was never able to see the finished film.
  • Rita Ora closed out the show in style with a special acoustic performance combining her songs “Anywhere” and “I Will Never Let You Down” before bringing back out on stage the cast of VICELAND’s “MY HOUSE” for a performance of her hit single “Girls.” Ora also took the time to share with the room how special it was for her to perform at TrevorLIVE NY. “I really love the LGBTQ community, the most compassionate group of people in the world,” said Ora. “You’re all very near and dear to my heart, and the stories I heard tonight, I’m never going to forget.”

 

Proud presenting sponsors of this year’s TrevorLIVE NY included AT&T, Goldman Sachs Gives, and 21st Century Fox. In addition, Kimpton Hotels served as the official hotel sponsor, United Airlines as the official airline sponsor, and Three Olives as the official liquor supporter.

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About The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifelineTrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, 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 Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386. www.TheTrevorProject.org

Press Contacts

Michael Samonte | Damiano DeMonte | Ulisses Rivera | Liz Heyman
Sunshine Sachs
212-691-2800
[email protected]

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
646-576-7044
[email protected]


Rita Ora and VICELAND’S ‘My House’ Cast to Perform at the Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE New York Gala on June 11

Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy Set to Host; Lena Waithe, Greg Berlanti, and McKinsey & Company’s Dominic Barton to be Honored

NEW YORK CITYSinger-songwriter Rita Ora and the cast of VICELAND’s MY HOUSE are set to perform at The Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE New York gala on June 11 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The organization, which provides a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs particularly for LGBTQ youth, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Ora is an international pop singer with multiple #1 singles, and 12 singles in the top 10. Her debut album premiered at #1 on the UK charts and was certified platinum. Recently she hit a major milestone, tying the record for the most Top 10 Singles for a solo female in the UK. Her debut U.S. album is due out this year, with 3 of its singles already platinum and in the UK Top 5. She released her latest single “Girls” in May of this year, with Rolling Stone declaring “Rita Ora stakes her claim for song of the summer with ‘Girls,’ a catchy squad anthem.” Rita, who is signed to Atlantic Records, recently wrapped up her sold-out headline tour and is set to take the stage at various music festivals this summer. Her film credits include her role in the upcoming Detective Pikachu, the globally successful Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, of which the final installment was released by Universal Pictures earlier this year, Fast and Furious, Southpaw, and Wonderwall.

“I am honored to be performing at this year’s TrevorLIVE Gala. The Trevor Project’s mission is very close to my heart,” said Ora. “It is vital that LBGTQ+ youth have the resources and support that The Trevor Project provides. I am thrilled to perform and be a part of such a great night supporting such wonderful work!”

TrevorLIVE New York will kick off with a special performance by the eclectic voguing cast of VICELAND’s MY HOUSE. The show is an insider’s guide to New York City’s hyper-competitive underground queer ballroom scene. It follows the lives of six inimitable and fierce voguers — Tati 007, Alex Mugler, Jelani Mizrahi, Lolita Balenciaga and Relish Milan — while the ultimate expert, Precious Ebony, a bold and brazen commentator on the scene, lays out the rules, the rivalries, and all the drama in between.

“I can say that we all came to the ballroom community to find a place where we could express ourselves freely and be loved for the proud LGBTQ+ people that we are,” said VICELAND’s “My House” cast member and noted ballroom scene commentator, Precious Ebony. “We are all so very honored to perform for The Trevor Project’s gala to continue to support our community and their life-saving message of love and acceptance for LGBTQ+ youth. I hope everyone is ready for a show-stopping, jaw-dropping, edge-of-your-seat performance.”

“We’re thrilled to have Rita Ora and the ‘My House’ cast support The Trevor Project’s mission of saving LGBTQ young lives,” said Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “We’re excited to have performers from different parts of the LGBTQ community join us for an incredible night at TrevorLIVE NY.”

It was previously announced that U.S. Olympic medalists Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy will serve as the event’s emcees, while Lena Waithe and Greg Berlanti will be honored with the Hero Award, and McKinsey & Company’s Dominic Barton will receive the 20/20 Visionary Award. Additional names for TrevorLIVE New York will be announced in the coming weeks.

Proud presenting sponsors of this year’s TrevorLIVE NY include AT&T, Goldman Sachs Gives, and 21st Century Fox. In addition, Kimpton Hotels is the official hotel sponsor, United Airlines is the official airline sponsor, and Three Olives vodka is the official spirits supporter. For more information on TrevorLIVE NY, please visit https://ny.trevorlive.org

**A note to media: credentials are required to cover the TrevorLIVE New York gala. To apply, please complete the online application by 5 p.m. ET on June 6.

About The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifelineTrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, 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 Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386. www.TheTrevorProject.org

About TrevorLIVE

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://ny.trevorlive.org.

Press Contacts

Michael Samonte | Damiano DeMonte | Ulisses Rivera | Liz Heyman
Sunshine Sachs
212-691-2800
[email protected]

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
646-576-7044
[email protected]


Olympic Medalists Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy Tapped to Host the Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE New York Gala

The Organization, Which is Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Will Honor Lena Waithe, Greg Berlanti, and McKinsey & Company’s Dominic Barton on June 11 in New York City

U.S. Olympic medalists Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy will host the TrevorLIVE New York gala on Monday, June 11 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, The Trevor Project announced exclusively on ABC’s “Nightline.” The organization, which provides a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs particularly for LGBTQ youth, recently announced that Lena Waithe, Greg Berlanti, and McKinsey & Company’s Dominic Barton will receive honors at this year’s gala.

Figure skater Rippon and Kenworthy became the first openly gay American males to qualify for the Winter Olympics with their selection to the 2018 U.S. team for the PyeongChang Games. Rippon won a bronze medal as part of Team USA’s figure skating team event. Rippon’s performance both on and off the ice made him a fan favorite of the Games and gave him a global platform to advocate for LGBTQ issues.  His candid remarks and sense of self were an inspiration to young and old alike. Rippon is currently vying for the Mirror Ball trophy on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars Athletes” and touring with Stars on Ice.

“I’m really looking forward to hosting this event and recognizing Lena, Greg and Dominic for their support of The Trevor Project and contributions to the LGBTQ community,” said Rippon. “My journey over the past few months has been amazing and I never thought that being true to oneself would be so celebrated. It is both humbling and empowering and I plan to use my voice to support the causes I believe in and help others through their journeys. The Trevor Project has been assisting and supporting LGBTQ youth for more than 20 years and I am proud to be representing them at TrevorLIVE.”

At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Kenworthy became the first athlete to ever win an Olympic silver medal in slopestyle skiing. In 2015, Kenworthy also made history when he took the brave and bold step of coming out on the cover of ESPN Magazine, making him the first and only action sports / X Games athlete to go public, while being ranked No. 1 in the world. Kenworthy, a Sochi Silver Medalist, five-time X Games medalist and seven-time world champion, is the most versatile and best-known freeskier on the planet.

“It is an absolute honor to host the TrevorLIVE gala and to commemorate The Trevor Project’s impact on LGBTQ youth for two decades,” said Kenworthy. “I am inspired by the work of this year’s honorees and remain committed to supporting the organization’s work in the community.”

“Adam and Gus are star athletes and both use their platforms to encourage and support LGBTQ young people around the world,” said Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “It’s an honor to have them support our mission of saving LGBTQ young lives.”

Previous TrevorLIVE honorees and performers include Tom Ford, Kristin Chenoweth, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Shoshana Bean, Edie Windsor, Ingrid Nilsen, Tyler Oakley, Arianna Huffington, Sir Ian McKellan, Jazz Jennings, Queen Latifah, Amy Poehler, Darren Criss, Mary J. Blige, Cheyenne Jackson, and others.

Additional names for TrevorLIVE New York will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on TrevorLIVE NY, please visit https://ny.trevorlive.org

**A note to media: credentials are required to cover the TrevorLIVE New York gala. To apply, please complete the online application by 5pm ET on Monday, May 28.

About The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifelineTrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, 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 Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386. www.TheTrevorProject.org

About TrevorLIVE

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://ny.trevorlive.org.

Press Contacts

Michael Samonte | Damiano DeMonte | Ulisses Rivera | Liz Heyman
Sunshine Sachs
212-691-2800
[email protected]

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
646-576-7044
[email protected]


Lena Waithe, Greg Berlanti, and Mckinsey & Company’s Dominic Barton to Be Honored at the Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE New York Gala

The Organization, Which is Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Will Award its Honorees at a Star-Studded Gala on June 11 in New York City

NEW YORK CITY (April 24, 2018) – The Trevor Project today announced that Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, producer, and actor Lena Waithe; Writers Guild of America Award, Directors Guild of America Award, and Golden Globe Award-nominated writer, director, and producer Greg Berlanti; and Managing Partner of global consulting firm McKinsey & Company Dominic Barton will all be honored at The Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE New York gala for their commitment to supporting The Trevor Project’s mission to provide crisis intervention services and end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people. TrevorLIVE New York, the organization’s annual star-studded signature fundraiser billed as “an irreverent evening of music and comedy,” will be held on Monday, June 11 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Waithe, who will be honored with the Hero Award, made history in 2017 by accepting the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for her work on “Master of None,” becoming the first woman of color to do so. The episode, which won her the accolade, chronicles her coming out to herself and her family, through the lens of the Thanksgiving holiday over three decades. Directed by Melina Matsoukas, the episode is largely based on Waithe’s personal experience.  As a writer, Waithe is currently serving as creator and executive producer of “The Chi,” a relevant, timely, and distinctive coming-of-age story that follows six interrelated characters in Chicago’s South Side that finished its first season to rave reviews and was quickly picked up for a second season. In addition to “The Chi,” TBS recently picked up her pilot, “Twenties,” for which she will serve as writer and producer. The project is loosely based on her turbulent twenties and how she navigated her first decade of Los Angeles living.  As an actor, she was most recently seen on the big screen in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” which was released by Warner Bros to great success.

“It’s one of the greatest honors of my life to be honored by such a phenomenal organization like The Trevor Project,” said Waithe. “The work that they do is invaluable to the community, and I hope to continue to do work that is worthy of this honor.”

Greg Berlanti, who will also receive the Hero Award, is best known for his work as executive producer and co-creator of The CW’s “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” and “Supergirl,” collectively referred to as The CW’s Arrowverse. Additionally, Berlanti serves as executive producer on The CW’s “Riverdale,” “Black Lightning,” and NBC’s “Blindspot.” Berlanti made his film directorial debut in 2000 with “The Broken Hearts Club” and his most recent directorial project is the critically acclaimed “Love, Simon,” an adaptation of the acclaimed YA novel “Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda.”

“I am honored to accept the Hero Award at TrevorLIVE New York this year,” said Berlanti. “I have immense admiration for The Trevor Project and their ongoing efforts to provide a safe place for the LGBTQ community and youth in need.”

Barton, who will receive the 20/20 Visionary Award, is a top management thinker and outspoken advocate for empowering talent to create long-term economic and social value. As the Global Managing Partner of consulting firm McKinsey & Company, he seeks to empower young, ambitious individuals to make a difference in business and society, working with McKinsey’s thousands of clients around the world across the private, public, and social sectors. The company’s core mission revolves around building an inclusive environment for exceptional people regardless of background.

“At McKinsey, we strive every day to build a firm that is made stronger by its diversity,” said Barton. “I am personally honored and humbled to accept the 20/20 Visionary Award on behalf of McKinsey and am deeply inspired by the life-saving work that The Trevor Project is doing for LGBTQ youth and for the broader community.”

“Lena Waithe, Greg Berlanti, and Dominic Barton have each made an unprecedented positive impact on the lives of young LGBTQ people in the last year,” said Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “We’re incredibly excited to honor them for their commitment to fostering an accepting environment for LGBTQ youth through their innovative work and leadership at TrevorLIVE New York as we join together to continue The Trevor Project’s important and life-saving work.”

Previous TrevorLIVE honorees and performers include Tom Ford, Kristin Chenoweth, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Shoshana Bean, Edie Windsor, Ingrid Nilsen, Tyler Oakley, Arianna Huffington, Sir Ian McKellan, Jazz Jennings, Queen Latifah, Amy Poehler, Darren Criss, Mary J. Blige, Cheyenne Jackson, and others.

Additional names, including the host and performer for TrevorLIVE New York, will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on TrevorLIVE NY, please visit https://ny.trevorlive.org

**A note to media: credentials are required to cover the TrevorLIVE New York gala. To apply, please complete the online application by 5pm ET on Monday, May 28.

About The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifelineTrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, 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 Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386. www.TheTrevorProject.org

About TrevorLIVE

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://ny.trevorlive.org.

Press Contacts

Michael Samonte | Damiano DeMonte | Ulisses Rivera | Liz Heyman
Sunshine Sachs
212-691-2800
[email protected]

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
646-576-7044
[email protected]