Logo today announced that legend of stage and screen Harvey Fierstein and seminal LBGT news outlet The Advocate will be honored during the third annual “Trailblazer Honors,” a television special that celebrates PIONEERS at the forefront of LGBT equality. For the first time, VH1 and Logowill simulcast the “Trailblazer Honors,” the largest televised LGBT Pride event, on Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/7pm CT. The one-hour special is an official event of NYC Pride Week and will be held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, one of the first religious institutions in New York City to champion the causes of LGBT people. Fierstein and The Advocate join previous years’ honorees including the Obama Administration, Edie Windsor, Judy and Dennis Shepard, as well asLaverne Cox and the cast of “Orange is the New Black.”
During the event, Judith Light, Matthew Broderick, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Edie Falco, Joel Grey, Matthew Morrison, Michael Musto and Tony Kushner, among others will share personal accounts of working with Fierstein as well as his legacy. Troye Sivan, Cheyenne Jackson, Tegan & Sara, Jason Collins, Alex Newell, and former Editors-In-Chief will speak to The Advocate’s nearly 50 year history of groundbreaking journalism that not only inspired community members, but became a platform for celebrities, politicians and athletes to speak out in favor of LGBT people.
Sneak peek of Matt’s speech at LogoTV.com.
Full article on BroadwayWorld.