Rachel Platten To Perform Tribute To Orlando Victims During VH1/Logo's 'Trailblazer Honors'
June 22, 2016 at 12:20 PM (PT)
RACHEL PLATTEN will memorialize the victims of the ORLANDO PULSE nightclub with a musical tribute during the third annual “Trailblazer Honors,” airing on LOGO and VH1, SATURDAY, JUNE 25th at 8p (ET/PT).
"Trailblazers Honors" will spotlight the pioneers who bravely fought for equality, from the 1969 STONEWALL RIOTS to the passage of marriage equality nationwide just last year. This year, the event will be dedicated to ORLANDO with messages of support from celebrities and dignitaries.
The third annual “Trailblazer Honors” is part of LOGO’s full themed day of "We Are ORLANDO" programming on SATURDAY, JUNE 25th, which will include LGBT-themed films, documentaries and spots featuring ways to support ORLANDO. The “Trailblazer Honors” will then feature performances dedicated to the lives lost as well as messages from celebrities and dignitaries speaking out about LGBT visibility and Pride being more important than ever.
Actor WILSON CRUZ (ABC’s “Mistresses”) will present one of several special tributes to the innocent lives lost in ORLANDO, including his family member BRENDA LEE MARQUEZ McCOOL.
Stage and screen legend HARVEY FIERSTEIN will be honored for his work as an LGBT advocate whose leadership in calling for an end to HIV and AIDS has spanned decades.
Gay SYRIAN refugee SUBHI NAHAS made history by becoming the first person ever to present eyewitness testimony to the UNITED NATIONS regarding ISIS persecution of LGBT people. He fled SYRIA and now helps LGBT people in the MIDDLE EAST earn refugee status.
During the event, LAVERNE COX, JUDITH LIGHT, MATTHEW BRODERICK, BERNADETTE PETERS, TROYE SIVAN, BILLY PORTER, CHEYENNE JACKSON, EDIE FALCO, JOEL GREY, MATTHEW MORRISON, LAURA JANE GRACE and JASON COLLINS, among others, will appear in video tributes to this year’s honorees. Previous “Trailblazer” honorees include the OBAMA administration, EDIE WINDSOR, LAVERNE COX and the cast of “Orange is the New Black.”
Additional honorees, performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.