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Tom Ford and Kristin Chenoweth have been tapped to receive honors from the Trevor Project at its upcoming gala.
Fashion designer/filmmaker Ford will receive the Hero Award, while singer/actress/author Chenoweth will be presented with the Icon Award.
The fundraising gala, TrevorLIVE, is set for Sunday, Dec. 3, in Los Angeles. The Trevor Project, a nonprofit crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization focused on ending suicide among LGBTQ youth, says the event will be “an irreverent evening of music and comedy.”
The Trevor Project CEO and executive director Amit Paley called Ford and Chenoweth “true role models for LGBTQ young people and allies.”
Paley added: “Tom is a philanthropist, creative entrepreneur, and artist whose accomplishments — first in the fashion world and later in the film industry — have earned him worldwide acclaim. Kristin has consistently and unequivocally voiced her support of LGBTQ equality and is a longtime supporter of The Trevor Project. The awareness and support Tom and Kristin bring to The Trevor Project’s programs will help us save even more LGBTQ young lives.”
Said Ford: “I have always been impressed by the tremendous impact that The Trevor Project has had on our youth, our community, and our country. It is a true honor to be recognized by such an incredible, life-affirming organization. We need their support now more than ever, and I am honored to be part of this important cause.”
Added Chenoweth: “I can’t believe I’m sharing company with the great artist Tom Ford. We both have similar beliefs and come from a place that loves everybody. I’ve tried to show it to the world through my music, and Mr. Ford certainly does it through his designs and filmmaking. I can’t wait to share such a special evening.”
Previous TrevorLIVE honorees and performers include Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Shoshana Bean, Edie Windsor, Ingrid Nilsen, Tyler Oakley, Arianna Huffington, Ian McKellan, Jazz Jennings, Queen Latifah, Amy Poehler, Darren Criss, Mary J. Blige and Cheyenne Jackson.
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