The bi-annual event TrevorLive, where the organization The Trevor Project honors those who have been influential in helping LGBTQ teens, came to New York City Monday night and brought a little Hollywood with it, as well.
With a show directed by Adam Shankman and hosted by Wanda Sykes, the evening was filled with a balance of humor (courtesy of Sykes, who opened with a 15-minute monologue), entertainment (Cheyenne Jackson’s “Somebody To Love” was a show stopper) and heartfelt messages by Trevor Project volunteers and others who shared the message that even though there have been great advances for equality, there are still many who are not accepted and do not feel safe.
Honorees during the night were Arianna Huffington (receiving the Trevor Hero Award), online celebrity Tyler Oakley (Trevor Youth Innovator Award) and Goldman Sachs (Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award).
One longtime supporter of The Trevor Project, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants were also present and are currently offering a “Soaking In Pride” hotel package for their NY properties that (with a two-night minimum during the month of June) includes a luxury suite featuring jacuzzi tub, two welcome cocktails, couples massage, monogrammed Kimpton robes, rainbow rubber duckies & bath kit and 5% of the package price goes to The Trevor Project. For more information, visit the Kimpton NYC website and know you haven’t lived until you’ve had a cocktail on the Ink48 hotel rooftop bar at sunset. Trust me.)
Before the show began, I was on the red carpet to talk to some of the attendees as they arrived.
Honoree Tyler Oakley
Honoree Arianna Huffington
Presenter Jane Lynch
Presenters Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
Performer Cheyenne Jackson with fiance Jason Landau
Performer Tona Brown (who was recently profiled on the LGBT site)
Abbe Land, Executive Director & CEO of The Trevor Project
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