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 TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, 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 TrevorLifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386. www.TheTrevorProject.org
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