The Ladies of Trevor Live
Despite looming rainclouds, last night the stars turned out in force to support the Trevor Project's annual fundraising gala and concert, Trevor Live, held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
Despite looming rainclouds, last night the stars turned out in force to support the Trevor Project's annual fundraising gala and concert, Trevor Live, held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. In addition to a litany of handsome men — including The New Normal's Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Glee's Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, and Matthew Morrison — the red carpet also hosted a litany of lovely ladies, including Jane Lynch, Amy Poehler (who emceed the night as "The Voice of God,"), Ricki Lake, Bebe Wood, Kristen Chenoweth, Anna Kendrick, and Brittany Snow.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 24. Every day, the Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential 24-hour hotline, instant messaging services, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Trevor Live is the Project's largest fundraiser, featuring star-studded performances from the biggest names in TV, music, and film. Last night's events honored Katy Perry with the Trevor Hero Award for Perry's continued dedication to and advocacy for the LGBT community.
Read on for images and exclusive quotes from some of our favorite leading ladies, including Laura Benati, Pauley Perette, and Naya Rivera.
Laura Benanti perfoms "Children Will Listen" from Into The Woods at Trevor Live.
Laura Benanti on where she spends her time online:
"I love SheWired. I am always on it! Just keep reading SheWired, because it's rad and awesome, and I always agree with everything you say. Like, always. I am super into it."
On why The Trevor Project matters:
"My uncle Bob was a gay man. And he was a drag queen, and he was a Vietnam vet, and he did not get to live his life, in the '60s and '70s, out loud. And being a teenager in Southern Virginia in the 50s and 60s, was pretty damn hard. And being a closeted soldier was pretty darn hard. And then watching all of his friends die in the '80s, was pretty damn hard. And he lost his life pretty early on — he was in his 50s. So, kids who're thinking about ending their life because they don't feel loved, I want them to know that this is a wonderful, wonderful world. And there are tons of people who love and support them. Don't end your life, because it ends so quickly anyway."
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