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Jazz Jennings to Receive Youth Innovator Award at TrevorLIVE LA

Monday Nov 23, 2015

The Trevor Project is proud to announce Jazz Jennings as this year's Youth Innovator Award recipient at TrevorLIVE LA.

Presented by HBO, Walt Disney Company, and Wells Fargo, this irreverent evening of comedy and music will take place on December 6 at the Hollywood Palladium.

"Jazz has proven herself a role model and a leader in the LGBTQ community," said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. "She consistently displays strength, courage, and resiliency in her continued efforts to raise awareness, advocate for equal rights, and shape a brighter future for LGBTQ youth."

Jazz Jennings brings LGBTQ issues to the forefront with her organization TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation, founded with her parents in 2007 to assist transgender youth and educate schools about transgender experiences. She was instrumental in changing the United States Soccer Federation policies regarding transgender children and continues her advocacy efforts through her position as a Human Rights Campaign Youth Ambassador. Her hit TLC show "I Am Jazz" sheds personal light on the challenges that come with growing up as a transgender girl amidst the usual teen angst.

Performers Brenna Whitaker, Cheyenne Jackson, Eli Lieb, Jeremy Jordan, Conrad Ricamora, Sarah Silverman and Tituss Burgess will join Jennings onstage to entertain guests. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Aja Naomi King, Alex Borstein, Alfred Enoch, Guillermo Diaz, Jack Falahee, Karla Souza, Niecy Nash, Brad Goreski, Rachel Bloom and Suzanne Cryer will present awards. Todrick Hall and Shira Lazar will host the livestream of the red carpet, produced by streaming partner WhatsTrending.

TrevorLIVE LA celebrates 17 years of The Trevor Project's life-saving, life-affirming work to prevent suicide among LGBTQ youth. As previously announced, actor/comedian Joel McHale will host the high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment. In addition to the Youth Innovator Award, The Trevor Project will present the Trevor Hero Award to HBO's President of Programming Michael Lombardo and the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award to The Walt Disney Company, which will be accepted by Chairman of Walt Disney International, Andy Bird. Trevor board member Adam Shankman will celebrate his sixth consecutive year as guest director of the event.


ABOUT THE TREVOR PROJECT

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, educational materials, online resources, and advocacy. For more information, visit www.TheTrevorProject.org

TrevorLIVE at the Hollywood Palladium is the signature annual event of The Trevor Project. As always, this December event brings together top entertainers and corporate leaders to support the organization's life-saving initiatives, including its free and confidential lifeline, suicide prevention workshops, community outreach, advocacy efforts and educational resources.

Tickets and more information can be found at:http://www.trevorlive.org

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