Imagine Dragons will perform at the TrevorLIVE New York fundraising gala on June 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, the The Trevor Project announced Wednesday (May 10).
The semi-annual fundraiser recognizes The Trevor Project’s impact on suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth. Broadway actress, singer and songwriter Shoshana Bean will also perform at the event.
As well, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds will receive the night’s top honor, the Hero Award, for his advocacy and longtime support of The Trevor Project’s mission.
“To me, equality means equal rights for all and showing love and support for every human being regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, politics, or any other intersecting identities,” Reynolds said in a statement. “It’s important to me that I raise my three girls to see no difference in anyone and to only love. Both personally and professionally, I live my life in a way that will hopefully show my daughters that their dad will fight tirelessly until we all truly have equal rights. The Trevor Project award means far more to me than any accolade or accomplishment in my music or life. I want LGBTQ youth to know that they are whole and beautiful. I stand by their side and will do all in my power to be an ally, advocate and friend. Love is love.”
The Trevor Project interim executive director Steve Mendelsohn added in a statement, “With President Trump signing the religious liberty executive order last week, and anti-LGBTQ legislation being considered at the state level across the country, we need to reassure LGBTQ youth that they are not alone. There’s an army of allies standing with you, and they include Imagine Dragons band members and Shoshana Bean. We are grateful for advocates like them who are using their platform to counter and spread love.”