PPLA was on the red carpet at the annual Trevor Live event held by the Trevor Project at the Hollywood Palladium. This year’s Trevor Hero honoree was singer Katy Perry. The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBTQ youth community and Perry was being honored for empowering teens and increasing visibility of this organization’s mission.
Despite being the evening’s honoree, Perry arrived only minutes before the start of the show and was quickly escorted down the red carpet. She posed briefly for pictures and was hurried inside without doing any press interviews. However, PPLA reporter Nick Collins did catch Perry’s ear with a congratulatory remark and we were able to speak briefly with Perry about being last year’s Billboard Women of the Year. The pop icon stopped a second time before entering the theater to chat with teen reporter Lexi of TotallyLexi.com who called out to Perry thanking her for being so inspiring.
Once on stage, Perry gushed “I am so proud to be honored by The Trevor Project as a Trevor Hero. I hope all LGBTQ youth know that they are as valuable as anyone else, that they are amazing and unique, and make the world a more vibrant place. Trevor’s life-saving, life-affirming work helps youth find the future they deserve. I want every young person to choose to have a tomorrow and to dream for the future.” Perry continued, “And if they don’t get to hear it enough, I hope they know that they can pick up the phone to call the Trevor Lifeline, or log on and talk to someone on TrevorChat. It’s okay to ask for help. You are worth it. Make a pledge to yourself to get help if you need it, because we need you in our lives.”
Trevor Live also honored Audi with the Trevor 2020 Award. The evening’s show was produced by Adam Shankman and featured performances by Sara Bareilles, Matthew Morrison, Dermot Mulroney, Naya Rivera, and more.
To get involved visit TheTrevorProject.org