Laughing Out Loud With Wanda Sykes
A star-studded evening at New York’s TrevorLIVE
The Trevor Project, presented by Wells Fargo, announced that 5-time Emmy® Award-winning comedian and former Curve cover girl Wanda Sykes will host TrevorLIVE taking place in New York, on June 16th at the Marriott Marquis.
The Trevor Project will honor YouTube phenomenon and breakout star, Tyler Oakley with the Trevor Youth Innovator Award; and Goldman Sachs with the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award, which will be accepted by Marty Chavez, Chief Information Officer. Tyler Oakley has worked towards promoting greater acceptance for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth and a greater understanding of suicide prevention. The show will be directed by multi-talented director, producer, and choreographer, Adam Shankman along with special guests.
With a high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment, TrevorLIVE is the premier gala event benefiting the Trevor Project, presented annually in both New York and Los Angeles. The Trevor Project will celebrate 15 years of life-saving, life-affirming work that prevents suicide among LGTBQ youth. On April 23rd, The Eventi, a Kimpton Hotel, hosted the kick- off celebration for TrevorLIVE, featuring a special performance by Grammy and Tony- Award nominee Jeremy Jordan.
“Tyler has been involved with the Trevor Project for nearly 5 years, using his skills and talents to empower LGBTQ youth to be proud of who they are and to share life-saving, life-affirming messages of support,” said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “Goldman Sachs does a lot of positive work in the LGBT community; earning the company a 100 % rating on the HRC Corporate Equality Index, and for several years, the active LGBT Network at Goldman Sachs has served The Trevor Project to help our suicide prevention programs grow.”
The Trevor Project was founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR. It is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to young LGBTQ people, ages 13-24. The Trevor Project saves young lives daily through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant and text messaging crisis intervention services. As an innovator and leader in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best ‘practice’ suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives.
Tickets to TrevorLIVE NY may be purchased at: TheTrevorProject.org/TrevorLIVENY.
To learn more visit: TheTrevorProject.org