Trevor Project to Honor Susan Sarandon with Hero Award, 6/25

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On Monday, June 25th, The Trevor Project will honor Academy Award® winner, Susan Sarandon with the Trevor Hero Award, presented by Stanley Tucci. President of MTV, Stephen Friedman will also be on hand to accept the Trevor 2020 Award for MTV at "Trevor Live" in New York, (Pier 60, Chelsea Piers). This high-profile annual event benefits the life-saving, life-affirming work of The Trevor Project, providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) teens and young adults. The show will be directed by Tony Award® winner, Michael Mayer. Trevor Live is presented by Audi of America, Pfizer and Wells Fargo and features fun., Stanley Tucci, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack, Anthony Rapp, Thomas Roberts, and many more.

The Trevor Hero Award honors Susan Sarandon for being an openly vocal ally for youth and increasing visibility and understanding of LGBTQ community. As an ally for LGBTQ people, Sarandon has supported the freedom to marry as well as funding for HIV/AIDS research and healthcare for patients, and has spoken out about homophobia in the media.

"It is truly an honor to be recognized by The Trevor Project as a Trevor Hero. All people deserve respect, and young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender deserve to know that there are people who care for them and who are fighting to make this world a better and more accepting place for them," said Susan Sarandon, Trevor Hero Award honoree.

"The Trevor Project is proud to honor Susan Sarandon with the Trevor Hero Award. As a straight ally, Ms. Sarandon has a long history of working to raise awareness of the importance of treating everyone fairly and ensuring same basic civil and human rights for all," said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. "Our honorees know through their work with The Trevor Project that it only takes one resource - one friend, one ally, one parent – to help save a life. We are proud to honor Susan Sarandon with the Trevor Hero Award and MTV with the Trevor 2020 award for their work to ensure youth everywhere know that Trevor can be that one."

Trevor Live presented by Audi of America, Pfizer and Wells Fargo is a signature annual event of The Trevor Project, bringing together top entertainers and corporate leaders to support the organization's life-saving, life-affirming initiatives for LGBTQ youth in crisis. This high-profile event has honored actors, musicians and comedians including Daniel Radcliffe, Lady Gaga, Kathy Griffin, Neil Patrick Harris and Vanessa Williams and corporate trailblazers such as Ernst & Young, Levi Strauss & Co., Wells Fargo Bank and CNN for their support of LGBTQ youth. To purchase tickets to the event, visit TheTrevorProject.org/TrevorLive.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a Champion of Change, The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention. Learn more at TheTrevorProject.org.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

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