Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons and Broadway star Shoshana Bean are set to perform at the TrevorLIVE New York fundraising gala June 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, The Trevor Project announced today.
Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds will be honored with the Hero Award, one of the non-profitâ€™s top accolades. The semi-annual fundraiser recognizes The Trevor Projectâ€™s impact in suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth and raises awareness about their lifesaving resources.
â€œWith President Trump signing the religious liberty executive order last week, and anti-LGBTQ legislation being considered at the state level across the country, we need to reassure LGBTQ youth that they are not alone,â€ said Steve Mendelsohn, The Trevor Project Interim Executive Director. â€œThereâ€™s an army of allies standing with you, and they include Imagine Dragons band members and Shoshana Bean. We are grateful for advocates like them who are using their platform to counter and spread love.â€
Reynolds will be presented with the nightâ€™s top honor, the Trevor Hero award, for his advocacy and longtime support of The Trevor Projectâ€™s mission.
â€œTo me, equality means equal rights for all and showing love and support for every human being regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, politics, or any other intersecting identities. It’s important to me that I raise my three girls to see no difference in anyone and to only love. Both personally and professionally, I live my life in a way that will hopefully show my daughters that their dad will fight tirelessly until we all truly have equal rights. The Trevor Project award means far more to me than anyÂ accolade orÂ accomplishment in my music or life. I want LGBTQ youth to know that they are whole and beautiful. I stand by their side and will do all in my power to be an ally, advocate and friend. Love is love.”
TrevorLIVE New York will include a performance from the Tony-nominated musical, â€œDear Evan Hansenâ€; standup from comedian Dana Goldberg; and an original musical number, â€œI Wish I Were Gay.â€ We are also proud to present an exclusive first look at the new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film which launched The Trevor Project â€” â€œTREVOR the musical.â€
Fans and advocates will be able to join the gala via Facebook where The Trevor Project will livestream the red carpet arrivals and show. For more information on TrevorLIVE New York, please visit:Â http://ny.trevorlive.org/.