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Trevor Project Honors Jazz Jennings

By Charlotte Robinson, November 23, 2015
The Trevor Project has announced that Jazz Jennings will be this year’s Youth Innovator Award recipient at TrevorLIVE in Los Angeles that takes place on December 6th at the Hollywood Palladium. Abbe Land, Executive Director & CEO of The Trevor Project stated, “Jazz has proven herself a role model & a leader in the LGBTQ community. She consistently displays strength, courage & resiliency in her continued efforts to raise awareness, advocate for equal rights & shape a brighter future for LGBTQ youth.” Jazz Jennings brings LGBTQ issues to the forefront with her organization TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation, founded with her parents in 2007 to assist transgender youth & educate schools about transgender experiences. She was instrumental in changing the United States Soccer Federation policies regarding transgender children & continues her advocacy efforts through her position as a Human Rights Campaign Youth Ambassador. Her hit TLC show I Am Jazz sheds personal light on the challenges that come with growing up as a transgender girl amidst the usual teen angst. Performers Brenna Whitaker, Cheyenne Jackson, Eli Lieb, Jeremy Jordan, Conrad Ricamora, Sarah Silverman & Tituss Burgess will join Jennings onstage to entertain guests. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Aja Naomi King, Alex Borstein, Alfred Enoch, Guillermo Diaz, Jack Falahee, Karla Souza, Niecy Nash, Brad Goreski, Rachel Bloom & Suzanne Cryer will present awards. TrevorLIVE LA celebrates 17 years of The Trevor Project’s life-saving, life-affirming work to prevent suicide among LGBTQ youth.
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