The Trevor Project will honor Amandla Stenberg with the Youth Innovator Award at the 2018 Los Angeles TrevorLive gala on Dec. 2 for supporting the nonprofit’s mission to end suicide in the LGBTQ youth community.
Hosted by Eugene Lang with special appearances by Superstore actors Nico Santos and Lauren Ash, the annual event will also honor AT&T’s Mobility and Entertainment President David Christopher with the 20/20 Visionary Award, as well as Ryan Murphy and the entire cast of FX’s Pose.
“We’re excited to honor Amandla for consistently using her platform to advocate for LGBTQ young people, and AT&T for its long history of supporting the LGBTQ community and Trevor’s crisis services,” said Amit Paley, CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project in an emailed statement. “Led by Eugene, who dedicates his time and work to improving the lives of LGBTQ people everywhere, the evening is sure to be a fun and memorable celebration of The Trevor Project’s life-saving work on our milestone 20th anniversary.”
The Trevor Project is a nonprofit organization working to ensure that LGBTQ youth have the resources and places they need in times of crisis, with the ultimate goal of reducing overall youth suicide rates. A few services offered on the official website include The Trevor Hotline, online educational workshops, news blogs and more.