Actor Cheyenne Jackson, star of the hit Broadway musical Xanadu, will host Live Out Loud's Seventh Annual Young Trailblazers Benefit Gala on Monday, April 28th, organizers announced today.
It was also announced that fashion designers John Bartlett, Thom Browne, and Ralph Rucci will serve as Gala Chairs for this year's benefit.
Dedicated to empowering, mentoring, and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, Live out Loud is a non-profit organization that produces panel discussions, lectures, and workshops that connect LGBT youth with role models and leaders in the LGBT community.
More than 400 community leaders are expected to attend Live Out Loud's Seventh Annual Young Trailblazers Benefit, which will take place at the Chelsea Art Museum (556 W. 22nd Street at 11th Avenue) from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The annual event will culminate with the awarding of $2500 scholarships to four high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills.
"Cheyenne, John, Thom, and Ralph are all leaders in their industry and role models in the LGBT community," said Live Out Loud executive director Leo Preziosi, Jr. "We're thrilled to have their support and look forward to making an even greater impact of LGBT youth."
In addition to the scholarship presentation, the gala will feature a silent auction and cocktails and food by New York's best restaurants and caterers.
Sponsors of this year's gala include: Chado Ralph Rucci, Fund in the Sun Foundation, M A C VIVA GLAM, SHOWTIME, Daryl Roth Productions, Neiman Marcus, Barry K. Schwartz Family Foundation, Charlotte Moss New York, Elle Décor Magazine, Brett Hofer, HSBC, Il Cantinori, InStyle Magazine, Marjorie M. Fisher Fund, Thom Browne New York, Janice Calloway, TJX Companies, and The Chinese Porcelain Company
National Media Sponsors: OUT Magazine and Passport Travel Magazine . Media sponsors include: HX Magazine, GO New York, New York Blade, Next Magazine, GoodAsYou.org and TheMenEvent. Promoters: Eric Andrew, Patrick Duffy & Nicky Balestrieri ,Mark Nelson,
Chris Ryan, Chip Stevenson and Matt Tratner.To purchase tickets, which start at $85.00, contact Leo Preziosi, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.liveoutloud.info