Jane Lynch Honored with Trevor Hero Award in LA

by Winnie McCroy
EDGE Editor
Friday Dec 6, 2013

Longtime LGBT ally Kathy Griffin hosts when lesbian Emmy winner Jane Lynch receives the Trevor Hero Award at the TrevorLIVE benefit in LA on Dec. 8 at the Hollywood Palladium.

We are deeply honored to announce Jane Lunch as our Trevor Hero Award honoree," said Trevor Project Executive Director and CEO Abbe Land. "Through her career and personal endeavors, Jane has emerged to be an unabashed proponent of equality for LGBTQ people, using her influence to pave the way for the futures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth."

"Kathy has been an ardent ally of The Trevor Project, and we are elated that she is bringing her comedic talents to TrevorLIVE Los Angeles as this year's host."

"I am so excited to be hosting TrevorLIVE Los Angeles and proud to be a part of this invaluable cause," said Griffin. "The Trevor Project brings hopefulness to those in need and year after year, there are still more lives that need saving. The work that the Trevor Project does for our youth is powerful!"

TrevorLIVE LA is a high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment produced and directed by Adam Shankman, with performances by Adam Lambert, Megan Hilty, Amber Riley, and Cheyenne Jackson, and special appearances by Allison Janney, Andrew Rannells, Becca Tobin, Brant Daugherty, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Dot-Marie Jones, Hannah Simone, Harry Shum Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Naya Rivera, Ricki Lake and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

The event celebrates 15 years of The Trevor Project’s life-saving, life-affirming work to prevent suicide among LGBTQ youth. As previously announced the event will include the presentation of the Trevor Youth Innovator Award to Adam White, a senior at Brigham Young University, and the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award to Toyota.

Said Trevor Hero honoree Jane Lynch, "I’m proud to stand up for a cause I believe in and am deeply honored to receive the Trevor Hero Award. With the major strides, like the impending passage of ENDA, and the outpouring of LGBTQ characters in the media, it can be easy to forget that despite all this progress, challenges remain. The Trevor Project continues to provide essential support to those who need it most."

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film "TREVOR," The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24 via its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services.

TrevorLIVE Los Angeles will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. For tickets or information, visit TheTrevorProject.org/TrevorLIVELA.

Winnie McCroy is the Women on the EDGE Editor, HIV/Health Editor, and Assistant Entertainment Editor for EDGE Media Network, handling all women's news, HIV health stories and theater reviews throughout the U.S. She has contributed to other publications, including The Village Voice, Gay City News, Chelsea Now and The Advocate, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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