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Trevor Project gala raises more than $2M
2019-06-26

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On June 17, The Trevor Project hosted its 2019 TrevorLIVE New York gala at Cipriani Wall Street. With actress/comedian/writer Nicole Byer and actor/director/digital producer Eugene Lee Yang co-hosting, the event helped raise more than $2 million.

Actress-model Cara Delevingne received the Hero Award, which recognizes individuals who inspire LGBTQ youth or increase visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community. Also, talk-show host, actress and producer Kelly Ripa and her husband, actor/producer Mark Consuelos, were honored with the Champions Award; EY received the 20/20 Visionary Award.

Delevingne accepted the Hero Award from Queer Eye co-hosts Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, and shared a poem she wrote when she was 15—before surprising the audience with a special duet performance of Sonnentanz ( Sun Don't Shine ) with Will Heard.

As part of the celebration, Grammy-winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter Daya and the cast of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical The Prom performed. The star-studded gala also featured appearances by Jonathan Tucker ( actor ), Miss J Alexander ( TV personality ), Jake Shears ( singer ), Ashley Benson ( actress ), Samira Wiley ( actress ), Christian Siriano ( fashion designer ), Geena Rocero ( model ), Milk ( RuPaul's Drag Race ), Tyler Oakley ( digital creator ), Aaron Philip ( model ) and more.


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