The Trevor Project Raises Over $2 Million at Star-studded 2019 TrevorLIVE New York Gala

Honorees included Cara Delevingne, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, and EY Daya, Cara Delevingne, Will Heard, and the cast of Broadway’s The Prom Performed Live

New York (June 18, 2019) – Last night, The Trevor Project hosted its 2019 TrevorLIVE New York gala at Cipriani Wall Street. Actress and model Cara Delevingne received the Hero Award which recognizes individuals who inspire LGBTQ youth or increase visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community. Talk show host, actress and producer Kelly Ripa and actor and producer Mark Consuelos were honored with the Champions Award and EY with the 20/20 Visionary Award. Co-hosted by actress, comedian and writer Nicole Byer and actor, director and digital producer Eugene Lee Yang, the event helped raise more than $2 million.

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. TrevorLIVE New York, the annual signature fundraiser, brings together top entertainers and corporate leaders to support the organization’s life-saving initiatives.

As part of the celebration, GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter Daya and the cast of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Prom, performed. The star-studded gala also featured appearances by Antoni Porowski (Queer Eye), Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye), Jonathan Tucker (actor), Miss J Alexander (TV personality), Jake Shears (singer), Ashley Benson (actress), Samira Wiley (actress), Christian Siriano (fashion designer), Geena Rocero (model), Milk (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Tyler Oakley (digital creator), Aaron Philip (model), and more.

Highlights from the event included:

  • Hosts Nicole Byer and Eugene Lee Yang (who recently came out in his original, deeply personal music video, featuring music by ODESZA) hilariously carried the show.
  • The Trevor Project’s CEO & Executive Director Amit Paley took to the stage to thank the guests for coming and their support. He stressed how important supporting the LGBTQ youth is and spoke of all the lives The Trevor Project saves.
  • Cara Delevingne accepted the Hero Award from Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, stars of the Netflix’s Queer Eye, and shared the following poem she wrote when she was 15, before surprising the audience with a special duet performance of Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine) with Will Heard. Cara’s poem can be found below:

Who am I?
Who am I trying to be?
Not myself
Anyone but myself
Living in a fantasy to bury the reality
Making myself the mystery
A strong facade disguising the misery
Empty beyond the point of emptiness
Full to the brim of fake confidence
A guard that will never be broken
Because I broke a long time ago
I am hurting but don’t tell anyone
No one needs to know
Don’t show or you’ve failed
Always okay, always fine
Always on show
The show must go on
It will never stop
The show must not go on
But I know It will
I give up
I give up giving up
I am lost
I am raw
I don’t need to be saved, I need to be found.

  • While accepting the award, Cara called out a special someone in her life, saying she taught her how to love herself and accept love. She didn’t name her but said, “I love you, Sprinkles.”
  • Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos accepted the Champions Award from friend and actor Jonathan Tucker. After hilariously playing off of each other and humbly accepting the honor, Kelly and mark surprised Sam Brinton (they/them) by calling them up to the stage to share the award.
  • Richard Jeanneret and his family accepted the 20/20 Visionary Award for EY. Before calling the family to the stage, the event played a touching video about their son Henry, who came out as transgender. The love seen in the video and on stage was truly something remarkable.
  • To celebrate PRIDE, a group of New York City dancers took to the stage for a high energy dance. Following their routine, Miss J Alexander joined them on stage along with Aaron Philip who paid homage to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
  • Daya closed the show with powerhouse performances of hits “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Insomnia.”
  • The cast of The Prom performed “Dance With You” live to a standing ovation.

Proud presenting sponsors of this year’s TrevorLIVE New York included EY, Macy’s and McKinsey & Company. In addition, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants served as the official hotel partner, and United Airlines was the official airline sponsor.

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For more information on TrevorLIVE New York, please visit https://ny.trevorlive.org

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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 TrevorLifelineTrevorText, 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.

Press Contacts

Michael Samonte | Charlie Guadano | Jenna Satnick | Andrea Higgins
Sunshine Sachs
212-691-2800
[email protected]

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
212.695.8650 x407
[email protected]


Daya and the Cast of Broadway’s “The Prom” to Perform at The Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE New York on June 17

Presentations and Appearances by Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Jonathan Tucker, Miss J Alexander, Geena Rocero, Phillip Picardi, Debi Mazar, and More

New York — Today, The Trevor Project announced that GRAMMY-Award winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter Daya and the cast of the Broadway musical, The Prom, will perform at the organization’s TrevorLIVE New York gala in New York City on Monday, June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street. The organization also announced that Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness will present Cara Delevingne with the 2019 Hero Award, and actor Jonathan Tucker will present Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos with the Champions Award.

Co-hosted by actress, comedian and writer Nicole Byer and actor, director and digital producer Eugene Lee Yang, this year’s star-studded gala will feature appearances by Miss J Alexander, Geena Rocero, Phillip Picardi, Milk, Debi Mazar, and more. As previously announced, The Trevor Project will honor EY with the 20/20 Visionary Award.

“We’re so excited to have live performances by Daya and the cast of The Prom at this year’s TrevorLIVE New York,” said Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “They continue to use their voices to uplift and affirm LGBTQ young people around the world, and we’re grateful for their support of our mission to end suicide among LGBTQ youth.”

Since making her debut with 2016’s double-platinum “Hide Away”, 20-year-old singer/songwriter Daya won her first ever Grammy Award for her smash collaboration with The Chainsmokers “Don’t Let Me Down” (6x platinum), released a gold-certified album, and headlined a national tour. Just months after debuting at #5 on Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list in 2016, the Pittsburgh-born artist emerged as the youngest honoree on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 music list in 2017. Since then, in addition to signing with Interscope and releasing three of her own singles (“New”, “Safe”, and “Insomnia”), Daya has collaborated with Gryffin/Illenium (‘Feel Good”) and RL Grime (“I Wanna Know”). Currently finishing up a sophomore album which will showcase the full depth of her talent and artistry, Daya hopes to continue the conversation on love, life, and the current state of our world with her fans. “Insomnia” is just the first of several singles from her upcoming album set to release in 2019.

“I am looking forward to performing and being a part of this year’s TrevorLIVE New York,” said Daya, “As a member of the LGBTQ community, I‘m excited to stand with my fellow queers and show support to all members of the community to let them know that they are valid and they are loved.”

The Prom is a new musical comedy about Broadway stars on a mission to change the world, a girl who wants to change her small town, and a love that brings them all together. It received accolades from  New York Magazine and The New York Times declares a Critic’s Pick and was nominated for 7 Tony Awards.

Previous TrevorLIVE honorees and performers include Ryan Murphy, Rita Ora, Deborah Cox, Lauren Jauregui, Lena Waithe, Greg Berlanti, Dominic Barton, Tom Ford, Kristin Chenoweth, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Shoshana Bean, Edie Windsor, Ingrid Nilsen, Tyler Oakley, Arianna Huffington, Sir Ian McKellen, Jazz Jennings, Queen Latifah, Amy Poehler, Darren Criss, Mary J. Blige, Cheyenne Jackson, and others.

Proud presenting sponsors of this year’s TrevorLIVE New York include Macy’s and McKinsey & Company. In addition, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will serve as the official hotel partner, and United Airlines as the official airline sponsor.

Viewers can tune into this year’s TrevorLIVE New York by visiting Revry’s livestream: https://www.facebook.com/events/2306724776249225/

For more information on TrevorLIVE New York, please visit https://ny.trevorlive.org

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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 TrevorLifelineTrevorText, 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.

Press Contacts

Michael Samonte | Charlie Guadano | Jenna Satnick | Andrea Higgins
Sunshine Sachs
212-691-2800
[email protected]

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
212.695.8650 x407
[email protected]


The Importance of Stories

By John Paul Brammer

Last week, it was announced that New York City will commemorate Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two icons of the LGBTQ civil rights movement, with monuments. The proposed location will be just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn, the site of the uprising that shaped modern LGBTQ history as we know it.

New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, told The New York Times that the monument will give a “name and a face” to the overlooked activists, noting that LGBTQ rights is often “portrayed very much as a white, gay, male movement.” Public acknowledgment of Johnson and Rivera “counters that trend of whitewashing the history,” she said.

This monument to our transgender leaders is important for many reasons. In a world where trans people of color and their contributions are all too often erased, celebrating Johnson and Rivera in this way provides a welcome reminder of the pivotal role trans people have played in creating a better world for our community. It also is a reminder that, beyond the LGBTQ community, our history matters, and we have always been a part of the American story.

What does this have to do with LGBTQ youth? Well, everything. Here at The Trevor Project, we hear from young people who express feelings of isolation, young people who may not know there are other people like them in the world, or that there are people out there who will accept them for who they are. When we tell the stories of our shared history, stories about the marginalized people who fought tooth and nail to get us where we are, we affirm the next generation of LGBTQ people. We let them know they have a past and a future.

History is a living document. In the grand scheme of things, the Stonewall Uprising wasn’t that long ago. This year, we commemorate its 50th anniversary. Many who were there are with us today. On the other hand, the systemic issues that led to the uprising still exist in the present: discrimination, rejection, and inequality all contribute to disproportionate struggles with mental health for LGBTQ youth today.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth are more than four times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers, and up to 50 percent of all trans people have made a suicide attempt, many before the age of 25.

It’s clear there’s still a long way to go. With World Pride on the horizon, along with the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, we have much to reflect on. In that process, let’s remember the importance of stories, both from our past and from our present, from our iconic civil rights leaders to the LGBTQ youth who don’t feel safe enough to come out. When we tell our stories, and we are heard, we win.

The legacies of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera have become bigger than two individuals. This monument will offer people, LGBTQ and not, both in the present and in the future, the opportunity to learn about who we are and where we come from. That’s worth celebrating.


Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos As Well As EY to Be Honored at the Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE New York

Nicole Byer and Eugene Lee Yang to Co-Host the Organization’s Star-Studded Gala on June 17 in New York

New York — Today, The Trevor Project announced that talk show host, actress and producer Kelly Ripa and actor and producer Mark Consuelos will jointly be honored at the organization’s TrevorLIVE New York gala with the Champions Award for their continued allyship and commitment to supporting The Trevor Project’s mission to end suicide among LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning) young people. The organization will also honor EY with the 20/20 Visionary Award for the company’s work supporting LGBTQ inclusion around the world and creating a sense of belonging for all EY professionals. In addition, actress, comedian and writer Nicole Byer and actor, director and digital producer Eugene Lee Yang will co-host TrevorLIVE New York, the organization’s annual star-studded signature fundraiser, on Monday, June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. As previously announced, actress, musician, and style icon Cara Delevingne will be honored with the 2019 Hero Award.

“We’re so excited to honor Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and EY at this year’s TrevorLIVE New York — they remain committed allies to the LGBTQ community at a time when LGBTQ youth need more support than ever, ensuring that they know they are beautiful and deserving of love for who they are,” said Amit Paley, CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “Combined with this year’s creative and funny co-hosts, Nicole Byer and Eugene Lee Yang, this year’s TrevorLIVE New York 2019 will help to raise visibility and support for our life-saving work on behalf of LGBTQ young people.”

“The Trevor Project is a remarkable nonprofit we’ve been proud to support for nearly a decade,” said Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa. “Their work, now more than ever, is so incredibly important and we are honored to be proponents of an organization that provides immeasurable support and love to young members of the LGBTQ community.”

The 20/20 Visionary Award will be accepted by EY’s Vice Chair and East Region Managing Partner, Rich Jeanneret. Rich is the Executive Sponsor of EY’s Unity network who uses his platform as a forward-thinking business leader to advance inclusion, transgender equality and LGBTQ rights. Rich will be joined by his wife Lisa, son Henry, who is a member of the transgender community, other family members and EY colleagues. Together, the Jeanneret family, advocates to further transgender equality, to promote community and to support other parents of transgender young people.

Eugene Lee Yang, who previously hosted TrevorLIVE LA in 2018 when the evening raised over $1.5M, is one of today’s most prolific digital content producers and performers whose collective work has been viewed billions of times. This past year, he and his fellow cofounders of the unscripted comedy series The Try Guys created their own independent production company, 2nd Try, and their new YouTube channel amassed over 5 million subscribers in 6 months. Together, they hosted the 2018 Streamys where they won Show of the Year, wrote their debut book, The Hidden Power Of F*cking Up, launched their podcast The TryPod, and are embarking on a nationwide live tour – Legends Of The Internet – this summer. Yang is well-known for being a prevalent voice for Asian and LGBTQ representation in the digital space. He also recently made his acting debut, appearing in Brooklyn Nine-Nine and in the upcoming indie film Spring Bloom, with a number of more traditional projects in development. As one of YouTube’s most-watched personalities, Yang has pioneered a uniquely hilarious, unapologetically controversial, and intimately complex image of the modern Asian American and continues to incorporate strong themes influenced by his Korean, Southern, and queer backgrounds into his projects.

An actress, comedian and writer, Nicole Byer does it all. She hosts the baking show Nailed It currently streaming on Netflix and has a sitcom loosely based on her life streaming on Facebook Watch called Loosely Exactly Nicole. Byer also appears in the new Netflix animated series Tuca & Bertie alongside Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong and continues to host her popular weekly podcast Why Don’t You Date Me?. She recently starred on the Fox sketch show Party Over Here. Additional credits include: MTV’s Girl Code, 30 Rock, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, @MIDNIGHT, Adult Swim, Chelsea Lately, Transparent, and Lady Dynamite.  Nicole co-wrote and starred in the Pursuit of Sexiness which Variety named a “Web Series to Watch.” She was featured as a Time Out LA “Comic to Watch” in 2015, and Refinery29 says she’s a female comic to look out for. Nicole has also been featured in Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, Elle, and Ebony.

Previous TrevorLIVE honorees and performers include Ryan Murphy, Rita Ora, Deborah Cox, Lauren Jauregui, Lena Waithe, Greg Berlanti, Dominic Barton, Tom Ford, Kristin Chenoweth, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Shoshana Bean, Edie Windsor, Ingrid Nilsen, Tyler Oakley, Arianna Huffington, Sir Ian McKellen , Jazz Jennings, Queen Latifah, Amy Poehler, Darren Criss, Mary J. Blige, Cheyenne Jackson, and others.

Proud presenting sponsors of this year’s TrevorLIVE New York include Macy’s and McKinsey & Company. In addition, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will serve as the official hotel partner, and United Airlines as the official airline sponsor.

** A note to media: credentials are required to cover the TrevorLIVE New York gala. Apply by Monday, June 3.

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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 TrevorLifelineTrevorText, 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://ny.trevorlive.org

Press Contacts

Michael Samonte | Charlie Guadano | Andrea Higgins
Sunshine Sachs
212-691-2800
[email protected]

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
212.695.8650 x407
[email protected]


Cara Delevingne to Be Honored at The Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE New York Gala

Actress, Musician, and Style Icon to be Presented with The Hero Award at the Organization’s Star-Studded Gala on June 17 in New York

New York – Today, The Trevor Project announced that actress, musician, and style icon Cara Delevingne will be honored at the organization’s TrevorLIVE New York gala with the Hero Award for her commitment to supporting The Trevor Project’s mission to end suicide among LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning) young people. TrevorLIVE New York, the organization’s annual star-studded signature fundraiser, will be held on Monday, June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

“I’m humbled and truly speechless by The Trevor Project’s decision to honor me with this year’s Hero Award,” said Cara Delevingne, TrevorLIVE New York’s 2019 Hero Award recipient. “A ‘hero’ to me is someone who stands up for what they believe in. They help to make change for those who are underserved or discriminated against. I strive to acknowledge those who feel like they don’t fit into a box and make sure they know, in both good and bad times, that there is always someone there to support them. I’m inspired and motivated by The Trevor Project’s tireless, life-saving work to support LGBTQ youth in crisis, and I’m extremely proud to be a part of such a resilient community.”

“The Trevor Project hears from young LGBTQ people every day who draw hope and inspiration from their idols — especially when those idols openly share their personal experiences and messages of support like Cara — because it reminds LGBTQ youth that they are not alone,” said Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “We’re grateful to Cara for using her voice to inspire so many young people in the LGBTQ community, and we’re excited to honor her with this year’s Hero Award in celebration of her positive impact and passion.”

In addition to being outspoken about LGBTQ rights, Cara Delevingne often uses her platform to speak out about issues on mental health, women’s rights and animal conservation. Outside of advocacy, she has continued to make her mark on the big screen since her film debut in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina in 2012.  She’s since starred in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, DC Comics’ Suicide Squad, Chris Foggin’s Kids in Love, Joe Wright’s Pan, Jake Schrier’s Paper Towns based on the book by John Green, Michael Winterbottom’s The Face of an Angel, and Matthew Cullen’s London Fields. Delevingne’s upcoming projects include Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell and Mitja Okorn’s Life in a Year. This fall, Delevingne will make her small screen debut in Amazon’s highly-anticipated fantasy drama Carnival Row. The eight-episode series will feature Delevingne opposite Orlando Bloom. Delevingne has a large passion for music and is a talented singer and drummer. Her Pharrell Williams produced song “I Feel Everything” was featured on the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets soundtrack. Delevingne is currently the face of Dior Skincare, Puma Activewear, Burberry Fragrance, Rimmel London Cosmetics, and TAG Heuer Watches. With over 41 million followers on Instagram and over 10 million on Twitter, Cara continues to be an influential voice on social media.

Previous TrevorLIVE honorees and performers include Ryan Murphy, Rita Ora, Deborah Cox, Lauren Jauregui, Lena Waithe, Greg Berlanti, Dominic Barton, 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.

Proud presenting sponsors of this year’s TrevorLIVE NY include Macy’s and McKinsey & Company. In addition, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will serve as the official hotel partner, and United Airlines as the official airline sponsor.

Additional names, including the host and performers 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. Apply by Monday, June 3.

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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 TrevorLifelineTrevorText, 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://ny.trevorlive.org

Press Contacts

Michael Samonte | Charlie Guadano | Andrea Higgins
Sunshine Sachs
212-691-2800
[email protected]

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
212.695.8650 x407
[email protected]


The 2019 LGBTQIA+ Pride March announces Grand Marshals

Cast of POSE, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Gay Liberation Front, The Trevor Project, Monica Helms to lead

NEW YORK, NY – NYC Pride, the official host of WorldPride 2019 | Stonewall 50, announces its five Grand Marshals slated to lead both the 50th NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30 2019, and this year’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. The cast of POSE, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Gay Liberation Front, The Trevor Project and Monica Helms will head this year’s celebration.

  • POSE is a dance musical, set in the 1980s, that explores the juxtaposition of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the Trump era, and the downtown social and literary scene. Cast members Dominique Jackson (Elektra), Indya Moore (Angel), and MJ Rodriguez (Blanca) will represent the show.
  • Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is the nucleus of the award-winning celebration and protest that is UK Black Pride. Widely known as Lady Phyll – partly due to her decision to reject an MBE in the New Year’s Honours’ list, to protest Britain’s role in formulating anti-LGBTQ+ penal codes across its empire – she is a senior official at the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) trade union as the Head of Equality and Learning. She’s a community builder and organizer; a Kaleidoscope Trust Trustee; an Albert Kennedy Trust patron; Diva Magazine columnist, and public speaker focusing on race, gender, sexuality and class.
  • Gay Liberation Front was the very first LGBTQ activist organization formed after the Stonewall Rebellion. The courageous members of GLF fought to give political shape and direction to a whole new generation of LGBTQ militancy that spread with unprecedented vigor and impact across the nation and the world. 
  • The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The organization works to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat. They also run TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operate innovative education, research, and advocacy programs.
  • Monica Helms is a transgender activist, author, and veteran of the United States Navy, having served on two submarines. She is also the creator of the Transgender Pride Flag, in 1999, and subsequently donated the original flag to the Smithsonian Institution in 2014. 

“In a world where LGBTQIA+ people continue to experience profound oppression, the NYC Pride March is a beacon of hope and community,” said Julian Sanjivan, NYC Pride March Director. “This June 30th, that beacon will shine the brightest it ever has when POSE, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Gay Liberation Front, The Trevor Project and Monica Helms lead 115,000 marchers in the largest display of LGBTQIA+ pride the world has ever seen.”

“As millions of LGBTQIA+ folks from across the world make their pilgrimage to WorldPride 2019 and the commemoration of Stonewall 50, New York City will display its Pride like never before,” said Chris Frederick, Executive Director of NYC Pride. “The entire month of June, and this day in particular will be a celebration of everything the LGBTQIA+ community stands for.”

The 50th NYC Pride March will commence at noon, on June 30th, from 26th Street and 5th Avenue. Some 115,000 marchers will proceed south on 5th Avenue before heading west on 8th Street. After crossing over 6th Avenue, the March will continue on Christopher Street, passing the site designated, in 2016 by President Barack Obama, as the Stonewall National Monument. It will then turn north on 7th Avenue, passing the New York City AIDS Memorial, before dispersing in Chelsea just north of 23rd Street and 7th Avenue.

Seventy-four percent of all marching groups are non-profit organizations, and more than half of all marching groups are participating free-of-charge. Upwards of 150 marching groups are coming from outside of the US to participate in this historic event.

WorldPride 2019 | Stonewall 50 will be comprised of more than 25 different events for LGBTQIA+ and allied people during the full month of June, 2019. Throughout the course of the celebration, all WorldPride events will ladder up to the foundational theme, “Millions of Moments of Pride.” Join New York City, and the world, this June as we honor the past, celebrate our differences and march together for our future. For more information and talent press kits visit: www.worldpride.org.

ABOUT HERITAGE OF PRIDE

Heritage of Pride, Inc. is the volunteer-directed organization behind the official NYC Pride roster of events. Heritage of Pride’s mission is to work toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBTQIA+ Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community.

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 TrevorLifelineTrevorText, 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.

MEDIA CONTACT

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
646.576.7044
[email protected]


Celeb Attendees at the #YOLO Fashion Show Shout Out Trevor

Earlier this month, as part of New York Fashion Week, Supermodels Unlimited Magazine hit the runway with the #YOLO (You Only Live Once) Show benefiting The Trevor Project. Hosted by The Bachelorette’s Jordan Kimball and with America’s Next Top Model alums Jeana Turner and Laura Kirkpatrick on the catwalk, the show called attention to LGBTQ youth in crisis. Today, LGBTQ young people are nearly five times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers.

But the stars of the night had another, more intimate message for young people at home. Check out the video to hear what they have to say to LGBTQ young people who might be going through a difficult time in their lives.

Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.


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.

Use the following links to access photos and video from the event

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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 TrevorLifelineTrevorText, 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.

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 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 TrevorLifelineTrevorText, 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.

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 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 TrevorLifelineTrevorText, 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.

MEDIA CONTACT

Kevin Wong
The Trevor Project
646.576.7044
[email protected]