Sir Ian McKellen is to be honored at TrevorLive in New York on June 15th at the Marriott Marquis, presented by Wells Fargo.
McKellen will be honored for his ongoing support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Maine’s Ryan Fecteau, the youngest openly gay state legislator, will be named the Youth Innovator Honoree for his on-going advocacy and commitment to equality, and Johnson & Johnson will be honored with the 20/20 Visionary Award.
The awards will be presented at The Trevor Project's high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment which brings together top entertainers, advocates and corporate leaders to support the organization’s life-saving, life-affirming work for LGBT and questioning youth in crisis.
“The Trevor Project is proud to honor longtime supporters and allies Sir Ian McKellen, Maine Representative Ryan Facteau, and Johnson & Johnson. We want to acknowledge their dedication and support for the LGBTQ community,” states Abbe Land, executive director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “We have felt the progress of their commitment to raise awareness for the issues the LGBTQ community faces, to promote advocacy for equal rights, and to foster the responsibility that every person should provide service for their community. We look forward to celebrating these great honorees at TrevorLIVE New York.”
Among the performers will be Broadway Inspirational Voices, Emily Skeggs, Celisse Henderson and Well Strung. Susan Sarandon and TR Knight are expected to attend.
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