Food to Get You Laidhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Shows/Pages/Food-to-Get-You-Laid.aspxFood to Get You Laid
Gay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaulhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Shows/Pages/Gay-For-Play-Game-Show-Starring-RuPaul----.aspxGay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaul
Gay Skit Happenshttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Shows/Pages/Gay-Skit-Happens.aspxGay Skit Happens
RUPAUL'S ALL STARS DRAG RACEhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Shows/Pages/RuPauls-Drag-Race-All-Stars.aspxRUPAUL'S ALL STARS DRAG RACE
RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 7) http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Shows/Pages/RuPauls-Drag-Race-Season-7.aspxRuPaul's Drag Race (Season 7)
RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 8)http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Shows/Pages/RuPauls-Drag-Race-S8.aspxRuPaul's Drag Race (Season 8)
Secret Guide to Fabuloushttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Shows/Pages/SecretGuidetoFabulous.aspxSecret Guide to Fabulous
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FRESH OFF TWO EMMY NOMINATIONS, LOGO GREENLIGHTS “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” FOR A NINTH SEASON ALONG WITH NEW ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES “FIRE ISLAND” FROM KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOShttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/--FRESH-OFF-TWO-EMMY-NOMINATIONS,-LOGO-GREENLIGHTS-“RUPAUL’S-DRAG-RACE”-FOR-A-NINTH-SEASON-ALONG-WITH-NEW-ORIGINAL-DOCUSERI.aspxFRESH OFF TWO EMMY NOMINATIONS, LOGO GREENLIGHTS “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” FOR A NINTH SEASON ALONG WITH NEW ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES “FIRE ISLAND” FROM KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS7/20/2016 7:00:00 AM<p>​​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">NEW YORK, NY – July 20, 2016</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">– Hot off the heels of two Emmy nominations and one of the most watched seasons in the show's history, Logo today announced the season nine renewal of its hit reality series, "</span><a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml" style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">RuPaul's Drag Race</a><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;background-color:transparent;">.</span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">"</span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">Additionally, the network has greenlit docuseries </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">"Fire Island" </strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">to premiere in 2017.</span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">  </strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">Both series join the recently announced new reality dating competition series, </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">"Finding Prince Charming</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">,</span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">"</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;"> hosted by Lance Bass which will debut on the network this fall.</span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">  </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;background-color:transparent;">  </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">After scoring the franchise's third Emmy nomination and an unforgettable season that saw year-over-year ratings growth, digital records shattered with the most watched premiere in series history, and highest digital downloads in network history, Mama Ru will return for a ninth season of <strong>"RuPaul's Drag Race."</strong>*  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In its eighth season, the "RuPaul's Drag Race" phenomenon reached new heights.  The show's ability to connect with an ever growing popular audience while at the same time receiving rave reviews from major media outlets is a testament to Drag Race's ability to push boundaries creatively and intellectually.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">RuPaul will be back to turn up the heat this summer with <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls-all-stars-drag-race">"RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race"</a> season 2 premiering <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Thursday, August 25th</span> at 8:00 PM ET/PT on Logo with a queen-sized 90-minute episode. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"RuPaul's Drag Race" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola serve as Executive Producers for Logo. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">From <strong>Kelly Ripa</strong> and <strong>Mark Consuelos</strong>' Milojo Productions, "Fire Island" is a docuseries following a group of young, New York City professionals who leave behind the stress of their big city lives and escape to the magical sun-soaked oasis that is Fire Island Pines. The series, like a love letter to "the Pines," highlights the adventures and relationships of aspirational island-goers as they experience the magic and excitement of the landmark location. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Fire Island" is executive produced by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Milojo Productions along with Albert Bianchini and Lenid Rolov.  Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola serve as Executive Producers and Jen Passovoy serves as Producer for Logo. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"'Fire Island' is an exciting new addition to Logo's slate and perfectly complements the stories our audience craves," said Pamela Post, SVP of Original Programing for Logo. "We're thrilled to give it a home alongside yet another incredible season of intense competition on 'RuPaul's Drag Race.'"</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Season 9 of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' will be bigger, better and more twisted than ever," said Executive Producer RuPaul. "Thank you Logo for continuing to provide a powerful platform for these brave, gorgeous and creative souls to tell their stories. They represent the hopes and dreams of all the outsiders around the world."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>*Source: NMR, P18-49, Live7, Coverage Ratings, Season 8: 03/07/16-05/16/16 vs. Season 7: 03/02/15-06/01/15</p><p> </p><p>Digital Source: Streams - Adobe Site Catalyst, Logo.com suite (via logo online), Streams = e15, v34 report, 3/7/2016-5/5/2016 vs 3/2/2015-4/30/2015. DTO - 03/07/16-05/01/16 vs 03/02/15-04/26/15.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p> </p><p>Press Contact:</p><p>Michael Fabiani, 212-846-7393, <a href="mailto:michael.fabiani@vh1.com">michael.fabiani@vh1.com</a></p>
LOGO GREENLIGHTS NEW DATING COMPETITION SERIES “FINDING PRINCE CHARMING”http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/-LOGO-GREENLIGHTS-NEW-DATING-COMPETITION-SERIES--“FINDING-PRINCE-CHARMING”-.aspxLOGO GREENLIGHTS NEW DATING COMPETITION SERIES “FINDING PRINCE CHARMING”7/12/2016 7:00:00 AM<p>​​​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>LOGO GREENLIGHTS NEW DATING COMPETITION SERIES </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>"FINDING PRINCE CHARMING" </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Lance Bass to Host First of Its Kind Series Featuring All Gay Men Competing to Win the Heart of the Nation's Most Eligible Gay Heartthrob</strong><strong>  </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY – July 12, 2016</strong> – Logo today announced the greenlight of a brand new reality dating competition series, <strong>"Finding Prince Charming."</strong>  This first of its kind dating show, featuring a cast of all gay men, is currently in production and will debut on the network this fall.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Hosted by Lance Bass, "Finding Prince Charming" will include 13 charming and gorgeous suitors, all housed together, who compete to win the heart of one of the nation's most eligible gay heartthrob. The sexy suitors grapple to stand out from the crowd all hoping for a moment of intimate connection, romance and, perhaps, true love. One by one, the suitors are eliminated until the heartthrob chooses one ideal man to sweep him off of his feet and commit to an exclusive relationship. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Logo has a long history of showcasing LGBTQ-focused stories with memorable characters that transcend pop culture," said Pamela Post, SVP of Original Programming for Logo.  "'Finding Prince Charming' will take viewers on a whirlwind journey through modern love and relationships in a way that only Logo can do."   </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Finding Prince Charming" is produced by Brian Graden Media. Executive Producers for Brian Graden Media are Brian Graden and Dave Mace with Fred Birckhead and Nick Murray also serving as executive producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Stevenson Greene are Executive Producers for Logo and Jen Passovoy serves as producer.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For a photo of Lance Bass, please head to <a href="/sites/logopress/Pages/Home.aspx">http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/Home.aspx</a> </p><p> </p><p>ABOUT LANCE BASS:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Lance Bass is the quintessential illustration of a highly successful and driven jack-of-all-trades:  singer, host, actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cosmonaut.  Beyond his fame as a member of the phenomenally successful group *NSYNC, where the group sold an impressive 60 million plus records worldwide, Bass has made himself a household name throughout the globe. </p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Most recently, Bass served as a daily contributing panelist on The Meredith Vieira Show, and hosted the daily SIRIUS XM pop culture radio show, "Dirty Pop."  Bass currently resides in Los Angeles with his husband Michael Turchin, whom he married in 2014 and was featured as a wedding special on E! in early 2015.</p><p> </p><p>ABOUT BRIAN GRADEN MEDIA:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Brian Graden Media is a production company located in the heart of Los Angeles, CA. Brian Graden, Lois Curren & Gaurav Misra are the principal partners of the company. Since BGM's start in 2012, they have produced the series "4th and Forever" for Current TV, event television specials, "Men of the Strip" and "Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding Special" for E!, the series "Walk of Shame Shuttle" for VH1; "Todrick" starring Todrick Hall for MTV; the quarterly sketch comedy series, "Gay Skit Happens" for Logo; premium digital series, "Escape the Night" starring Joey Graceffa for YouTubeRed, and the Emmy Award-winning series "HitRECord ON TV" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Pivot. Additional development projects and pilots have been housed at E!, Pop, VH1, MTV, Freeform, Food Network, TLC, NBC's SeeSo, BET, Oxygen, WeTV, Tru, A&E, Esquire, CW, & Syfy.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>ABOUT LOGO:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Logo is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms.  Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories.  Logo is part of Viacom's Music & Entertainment Group including VH1, MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central and Spike.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p> </p><p><strong>Press Contacts:</strong></p><p>Michael Fabiani, 212-846-7393, <a href="mailto:Michael.Fabiani@vh1.com">Michael.Fabiani@vh1.com</a></p><p>Chris Delhomme, 310-752-8635, <a href="mailto:Chris.Delhomme@vh1.com">Chris.Delhomme@vh1.com</a> </p><p> </p>
2016 TRAILBLAZER HONORS AND VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDENhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/2016-Trailblazer-Honors-and-Vice-President-Joe-Biden.aspx2016 TRAILBLAZER HONORS AND VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN6/24/2016 7:00:00 AM<div>​<br></div><div><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN SPEAKS OUT ON ORLANDO AT THE LGBT "TRAILBLAZER HONORS" ON VH1 AND LOGO, SATURDAY, JUNE 25</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>"WE ARE ORLANDO. WE'RE ALL AMERICANS – UNBOWED. UNRELENTING. WE ENDURE. WE OVERCOME."</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Mayor of Orlando, Christina Aguilera, Whoopi Goldberg, Boy George, Rita Ora, Sia, Glenn Close, and more Send Heartfelt Messages to Orlando During Annual Event Recognizing LGBT Pioneers</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">New York, NY, June 24, 2016 – Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crowd at the third annual "Trailblazer Honors" with a special video message that honors the victims of the Orlando shooting and speaks out against recent anti-LGBT laws. The "Trailblazer Honors" air Saturday, June 25 on VH1 and Logo at 8pm ET/PT and spotlight LGBT pioneers including Billie Jean King, Harvey Fierstein, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. This year the largest televised LGBT Pride event will also be dedicated to Orlando.</p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">​</span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Christina Aguilera, Boy George, Whoopi Goldberg and the cast of "Strut," Glenn Close, Sia, Rita Ora, Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Osbourne, Denis O'Hare, Kathy Griffin, LeVar Burton, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Matt Nathanson, Nev Schulman and Max Joseph from MTV's "Catfish," Shirley Manson, Declan McKenna, and more, open the "Trailblazer Honors" with a special 'We Are Orlando' tribute video.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">To view Vice President Biden's message: <a href="http://logotv.com/video-clips/8h26pt" style="color:#663399;">http://logotv.com/video-clips/8h26pt</a>   </p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">To view the 'We Are Orlando' tribute video: <a href="http://logotv.com/video-clips/xzag7v" style="color:#663399;">http://logotv.com/video-clips/xzag7v</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">During his video message, Vice President Biden speaks to the victims of Orlando and all Americans:</p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">"Hi everyone. This is Joe Biden and I wish I could be there with you in person to honor some truly inspiring trailblazers. Each of you gives meaning to Harvey Milk's words, "Hope never remains silent." And we need you. We need all of you. Because as we celebrate a year of equality in marriage, draconian state laws deny transgender Americans basic civil rights. And in nearly 70 countries, it's a crime. It's a crime to be who you are. And because the freedom to live freely means being free from bullying, free from harassment, and free from violence. You know, our hearts are still heavy for Orlando, but you're showing tonight that we are Orlando. We're all Americans. Unbowed. Unrelenting. We endure. We overcome. We're hopeful and we will not be silent."</p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">Previously announced stage presenters for the "Trailblazer Honors" include Emma Stone, Macklemore, Lance Bass, Chloe Grace Moretz, Janet Mock, Wilson Cruz and Candis Cayne. This year's honorees include Billie Jean King, Harvey Fierstein, gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas, transgender trailblazers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, as well as seminal LGBT media outlet <em>The Advocate. </em>Grammy Award-nominee Mary Lambert and multi-platinum selling pop star Rachel Platten also remember the innocent lives lost in the tragic shooting at the Pulse LGBT nightclub. LGBT ally and Mayor Jennifer Roberts of Charlotte, NC speak out against North Carolina's anti-LGBT HB2 alongside members of global LGBT business organization Out Leadership.</p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">The third annual "Trailblazer Honors" is the culmination of Logo's day-long tribute to the people of Orlando on Saturday, June 25. 'We Are Orlando: A Day of Remembrance' features LGBT-themed films such as "Rent," "Boys Don't Cry," and "Philadelphia," as well as messages from LGBT allies to the people of Orlando and the names and photos of the 49 innocent lives lost in the shooting. Throughout the day a scroll will remember the victims of Orlando as well as victims of other anti-LGBT hate crimes. The "Trailblazer Honors" then features performances dedicated to Orlando as well as messages from celebrities and dignitaries speaking out about how LGBT visibility and Pride are more important than ever.</p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">During the "Trailblazer Honors," the largest televised LGBT pride event:</p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">- Emma Stone, who will portray Billie Jean King in the upcoming film "Battle of the Sexes," honors King for her heroic work for LGBT visibility and equality. King is not only one of the first prominent professional athletes to be openly lesbian, but is renowned in the tennis world for being one of the greatest to ever play the game. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;"></span><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">-Grammy Award-winning artist Macklemore introduces Mayor Jennifer Roberts of Charlotte, NC and members of Out Leadership, the world's first global LGBT business organization, which partners with senior LGBT and ally executives to leverage the business case for equality.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">-Laverne Cox, Laura Jane Grace, Trace Lysette, Geena Rocero, and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, among others, appear in a tribute video to transgender pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Janet Mock, Candis Cayne and Tiq Milan bestow posthumous honors to the two women.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">-Actor Wilson Cruz of ABC's "Mistresses" and Jade Sotomayor present several special tributes to family members lost in Orlando. CNN's Don Lemon and Alex Newell also present tributes to Orlando's LGBT community.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">-Grammy Award-nominee Mary Lambert and multi-platinum selling pop star Rachel Platten remember the innocent lives lost in the tragic shooting at the Pulse LGBT nightclub.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">-Chloe Grace Moretz honors gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas, who made history by becoming the first person ever to present eyewitness testimony to the United Nations regarding ISIS persecution of LGBT people. After being marked for an honor killing, Nahas fled Syria and now helps LGBT people in the Middle East earn refugee status. He will also serve as Grand Marshal of this year's NYC Pride March.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">-Lance Bass and Thomas Roberts present a tribute to seminal LGBT news outlet </span><em style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">The Advocate</em><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">, which is preparing to celebrate its 50</span><sup style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">th</sup><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;"> year. Well before every LGBT equality victory was fought in the mainstream, it was featured – in depth - within the trailblazing pages of </span><em style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">The Advocate</em><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;"></span><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">-J</span><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">oel Grey and reigning "RuPaul's Drag Race" winner Bob the Drag Queen honor stage and screen legend Harvey Fierstein, who changed the game for LGBT storylines and actors in Hollywood and on Broadway with his iconic works including "Torch Song Trilogy" and "La Cage aux Folles." Fierstein is also a ubiquitous LGBT advocate whose leadership in calling for an end to HIV and AIDS has spanned decades. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1em;line-height:normal;text-align:left;background-color:transparent;">During the event, Laverne Cox, Judith Light, Matthew Broderick, Bernadette Peters, Wrabel, Troye Sivan, Billy Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Edie Falco, Joel Grey, Matthew Morrison, Laura Jane Grace, and Jason Collins, among others, 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." </span>​<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">Logo "Trailblazer Honors" is executive produced by Chris McCarthy, Amy Doyle, Ryan Kroft, and Chris Williams for Logo. Matt Flanders is co-executive producer. Joe Buoye and Leah Lane serve as Executives in Charge of Production for Logo. Wendy Plaut, Gina Esposito and Marcia Lansdown are Executives in Charge of Talent and Music for Logo.</p><p style="text-align:center;background-color:#ffffff;">###</p></div>
MACKLEMORE JOINS LGBT “TRAILBLAZER HONORS” AND TRIBUTE TO ORLANDO ON VH1 AND LOGO, SATURDAY, JUNE 25http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/MACKLEMORE-JOINS-LGBT-TRAILBLAZER-HONORS-AND-TRIBUTE-TO-ORLANDO.aspxMACKLEMORE JOINS LGBT “TRAILBLAZER HONORS” AND TRIBUTE TO ORLANDO ON VH1 AND LOGO, SATURDAY, JUNE 25GP0|#49f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba;L0|#049f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba|Logo;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e16/23/2016 7:00:00 AM<p></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:red;"> </span></b><b style="line-height:1.6;text-align:center;background-color:transparent;"><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">MACKLEMORE JOINS LGBT “TRAILBLAZER HONORS” AND TRIBUTE TO ORLANDO ON VH1 AND LOGO, SATURDAY, JUNE 25</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><b><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">LGBT Ally and Charlotte, NC Mayor Jennifer Roberts joins Out Leadership to Speak Out against North Carolina’s HB2 during Annual Event Recognizing LGBT Pioneers</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><b><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Grammy Nominated Mary Lambert to Perform Tribute to Victims of Orlando Shooting</span></b></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">New York, NY, June 22, 2016 – Logo today announced that Grammy Award-winning artist Macklemore will join the annual “Trailblazer Honors,” airing on Logo and VH1, on Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/PT. Macklemore will introduce members of Out Leadership and LGBT ally Jennifer Roberts, the Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, a city that supported equality by passing a pro-LGBT non-discrimination ordinance. From the 1969 Stonewall Riots to the passage of marriage equality nationwide just last year, the “Trailblazers Honors” spotlight the pioneers who bravely fought for equality. This year, the event will also be dedicated to Orlando with celebrity messages of support and special performances from Grammy nominated artist Mary Lambert and multi-platinum selling pop star Rachel Platten to remember the innocent lives lost in the tragic shooting at the Pulse LGBT nightclub. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Previously announced presenters include Emma Stone, Lance Bass, Chloe Grace Moretz, Janet Mock and Candis Cayne. This year’s honorees include Billie Jean King, Harvey Fierstein, gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas, transgender trailblazers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, as well as seminal LGBT media outlet <i>The Advocate. </i> </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">During the “Trailblazer Honors,” Logo will partner with Out Leadership to recognize business leaders who stand up for LGBT equality in the United States and around the world. Members of Out Leadership, the world’s first global LGBT business organization, which partners with senior LGBT and ally executives to leverage the business case for equality, will speak about how being out enables them to be more effective business leaders, and the importance of inclusive companies and workplaces. The presentation will also shine a spotlight on how companies and brands are playing active roles in the continued march toward LGBT equality, including their influence on anti-LGBT legislation such as House Bill 757 in Georgia, which was vetoed after public outcry, and HB2 in North Carolina, which LGBT and business leaders are working to overturn. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">The third annual “Trailblazer Honors” is the culmination of Logo’s day-long tribute to the people of Orlando on Saturday, June 25. ‘We Are Orlando: A Day of Remembrance’ will feature LGBT-themed films such as “Rent,” “Boys Don’t Cry,” and “Philadelphia,” as well as messages from LGBT allies to the people of Orlando and the names and photos of the 49 innocent lives lost in the shooting. Throughout the day a scroll will remember the victims of Orlando as well as victims of other anti-LGBT hate crimes. The “Trailblazer Honors” will then feature performances dedicated to Orlando as well as messages from celebrities and dignitaries speaking out about how LGBT visibility and Pride are more important than ever.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Also during the “Trailblazer Honors,” the largest televised LGBT pride event: </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:0.5in;text-align:justify;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";">         </span></span></span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Emma Stone, who will portray Billie Jean King in the upcoming film “Battle of the Sexes,” will honor King for her heroic work for LGBT visibility and equality. </span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">King is not only one of the first prominent professional athletes to be openly lesbian, but is renowned in the tennis world for being one of the greatest to ever play the game. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:0.5in;text-align:justify;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";">         </span></span></span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">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. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:0.5in;text-align:justify;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";">         </span></span></span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Laverne Cox, Laura Jane Grace, Trace Lysette, Geena Rocero, and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, among others, will appear in a tribute video to transgender pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Janet Mock, Candis Cayne and Tiq Milan will bestow posthumous honors to the two women. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:0.5in;text-align:justify;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";">         </span></span></span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Chloe Grace Moretz will honor gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas, who made history by becoming the first person ever to present eyewitness testimony to the United Nations regarding ISIS persecution of LGBT people. After being marked for an honor killing, Nahas fled Syria and now helps LGBT people in the Middle East earn refugee status. He will also serve as Grand Marshal of this year’s NYC Pride March.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:0.5in;text-align:justify;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";">         </span></span></span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Lance Bass will present a tribute to seminal LGBT news outlet <i>The Advocate</i>, which is preparing to celebrate its 50<sup>th</sup> year. Well before every LGBT equality victory was fought in the mainstream, it was featured – in depth - within the trailblazing pages of<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span><em>The Advocate</em>.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:0.5in;text-align:justify;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";">         </span></span></span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Stage and screen legend Harvey Fierstein, who changed the game for LGBT storylines and actors in Hollywood and on Broadway with his iconic works including “Torch Song Trilogy” and “La Cage aux Folles.” Fierstein is also a ubiquitous LGBT advocate whose leadership in calling for an end to HIV and AIDS has spanned decades. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">During the event, Judith Light, Matthew Broderick, Bernadette Peters, Troye Sivan, Billy Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Edie Falco, Joel Grey, Matthew Morrison, 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.” </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:0.5in;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt;text-align:justify;background:white;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:helvetica, sans-serif;">Additional honorees, performers and presenters will be announced.</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt;text-align:justify;background:white;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:helvetica, sans-serif;">Logo "Trailblazer Honors" is executive produced by Chris McCarthy, Amy Doyle, Ryan Kroft, and Chris Williams for Logo. Matt Flanders is co-executive producer. Joe Buoye and Leah Lane serve as Executives in Charge of Production for Logo. Wendy Plaut, Gina Esposito and Marcia Lansdown are Executives in Charge of Talent and Music for Logo.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><b><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">About Logo</span></b><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><br> Logo is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms. Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories. Logo is part of Viacom’s Music & Entertainment Group including VH1, MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central and Spike.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><b><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">ABOUT OUT LEADERSHIP</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-size:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;">Out Leadership is a global LGBT business advisory that partners with the world’s most influential companies to build business opportunities, cultivate talent, and drive LGBTI equality forward. We believe that LGBT inclusion positively impacts business results, and that including LGBT people at the most senior level of executive leadership builds business. We call this idea Return on Equality™.</span><span style="font-size:9pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span><span style="font-size:9pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-size:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;">For more information, please visit </span><span style="font-size:9pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:blue;"><a href="http://www.outleadership.com/"><span style="color:blue;background-image:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-size:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;">www.outleadership.com</span></a></span><i><span style="font-size:9pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-size:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;"> </span></i></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;">###</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt;text-align:justify;background:white;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p>
EMMA STONE TO HONOR BILLIE JEAN KING AT LOGO’S “TRAILBLAZER HONORS” SIMULCAST ON VH1 AND LOGO, SATURDAY, JUNE 25http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/EMMA-STONE-TO-HONOR-BILLIE-JEAN-KING-AT-LOGO’S-“TRAILBLAZER-HONORS”-SIMULCAST-ON-VH1-AND-LOGO,-SATURDAY,-JUNE-25-.aspxEMMA STONE TO HONOR BILLIE JEAN KING AT LOGO’S “TRAILBLAZER HONORS” SIMULCAST ON VH1 AND LOGO, SATURDAY, JUNE 25GP0|#49f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba;L0|#049f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba|Logo;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e16/23/2016 7:00:00 AM<p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>EMMA STONE TO HONOR BILLIE JEAN KING AT LOGO'S "TRAILBLAZER HONORS" SIMULCAST ON VH1 AND LOGO, SATURDAY, JUNE 25 </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Actor Wilson Cruz to Pay Tribute to Family Member Lost in Orlando Shooting during Annual Event Recognizing LGBT Pioneers</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Laverne Cox, Judith Light, Matthew Broderick, Troye Sivan, and more to be Featured in Largest Televised LGBT Pride Special </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">New York, NY, June 21, 2016 – Logo today announced that Academy Award-nominated actress Emma Stone will honor LGBT humanitarian and sports icon Billie Jean King at the annual "Trailblazer Honors," airing on Logo and VH1, on Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/PT. From the 1969 Stonewall Riots to the passage of marriage equality nationwide just last year, the "Trailblazers Honors" spotlight the pioneers who bravely fought for equality. This year, the event will be dedicated to the people of Orlando and feature special tributes from those impacted by the tragic attack including actor and advocate Wilson Cruz (ABC's "Mistresses"), whose family member Brenda Lee Marquez McCool was among the innocent lives lost. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During the special, Emma Stone will salute Billie Jean King for her heroic work for LGBT visibility and equality. Stone will portray Billie Jean King in the upcoming film "Battle of the Sexes," a movie based on the historic 1973 tennis match in which Billie Jean King famously defeated former Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs, who will be played by Steve Carell.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Billie Jean King is not only one of the first prominent professional athletes to be openly lesbian, but is renowned in the tennis world for being one of the greatest to ever play the game. King won 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles and her work to open doors for women and LGBT people made and changed history. In 1972, she became the first woman to be named <em>Sports Illustrated </em>Sportsman of the Year and was inducted to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2014, President Obama selected Billie Jean King to be a part of the official US Delegation to the Sochi Winter Olympics and she used the platform to speak out against anti-LGBT laws in Russia and around the world. She has been a staunch supporter of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and LPAC, an organization dedicated to increasing the political power of lesbian and queer women. She also founded the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative to inspire a new generation of leaders on issues including diversity and inclusion. In 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award that can be given to a civilian in the United States, for her work to advocate for equality for women and LGBT people.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The third annual "Trailblazer Honors" is part of Logo's full themed day of 'We Are Orlando' programming on Saturday, June 25. The 'We Are Orlando' day of remembrance will include LGBT-themed films, documentaries and inspiring 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 how LGBT visibility and Pride are more important than ever.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Previously announced honorees for the 2016 "Trailblazer Honors" include:</p><ul><li>Stage and screen legend Harvey Fierstein, who changed the game for LGBT storylines and actors in Hollywood and on Broadway with his iconic works including "Torch Song Trilogy" and "La Cage aux Folles." Fierstein is also a ubiquitous LGBT advocate whose leadership in calling for an end to HIV and AIDS has spanned decades. </li><li>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. After being marked for an honor killing, Nahas fled Syria and now helps LGBT people in the Middle East earn refugee status. He will also serve as Grand Marshal of this year's NYC Pride March.</li><li>Seminal LGBT news outlet <em>The Advocate</em>, which is preparing to celebrate its 50<sup>th</sup> year, has been an unwavering platform of LGBT visibility – helping George Michael, Chaz Bono and Melissa Etheridge, among others, come out, while giving allies like President Obama a forum to speak out.  Well before every LGBT equality victory was fought in the mainstream, it was featured – in depth - within the trailblazing pages of <em>The Advocate</em>.<br><br> <br><br>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." <br><br> </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Additional honorees, performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Logo "Trailblazer Honors" is executive produced by Chris McCarthy, Amy Doyle, Ryan Kroft, and Chris Williams for Logo. Matt Flanders is co-executive producer. Joe Buoye and Leah Lane serve as Executives in Charge of Production for Logo. Wendy Plaut, Gina Esposito and Marcia Lansdown are Executives in Charge of Talent and Music for Logo.</p><p><strong>About Logo</strong><br> Logo is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms. Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories. Logo is part of Viacom's Music & Entertainment Group including VH1, MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central and Spike. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">###</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>
TRANSGENDER PIONEERS MARSHA P. JOHNSON & SYLVIA RIVERA TO BE HONORED BY JANET MOCK, CANDIS CAYNE AND TIQ MILAN WITH VIDEO TRIBUTES FROM LAVERNE COX AND MORE AT LOGO’S “TRAILBLAZER HONORS”http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/TRANSGENDER-PIONEERS-MARSHA-P--JOHNSON--SYLVIA-RIVERA-TO-BE-HONORED-BY-JANET-MOCK,-CANDIS-CAYNE-AND-TIQ-MILAN-WITH-VIDEO-TR.aspxTRANSGENDER PIONEERS MARSHA P. JOHNSON & SYLVIA RIVERA TO BE HONORED BY JANET MOCK, CANDIS CAYNE AND TIQ MILAN WITH VIDEO TRIBUTES FROM LAVERNE COX AND MORE AT LOGO’S “TRAILBLAZER HONORS”GP0|#49f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba;L0|#049f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba|Logo;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e16/23/2016 7:00:00 AM<p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>TRANSGENDER PIONEERS MARSHA P. JOHNSON & SYLVIA RIVERA TO BE HONORED BY JANET MOCK, CANDIS CAYNE AND TIQ MILAN WITH VIDEO TRIBUTES FROM LAVERNE COX AND MORE AT LOGO'S "TRAILBLAZER HONORS" </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>International Pop Star Rachel Platten to Perform Musical Tribute to Orlando during Annual Event Recognizing LGBT Pioneers on VH1 and Logo, </strong><br><strong>Saturday, June 25</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Chloe Grace Moretz and Lance Bass Join as Presenters</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">New York, NY, June 22, 2016 – Logo today announced that transgender pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will be honored at the annual "Trailblazer Honors," airing on Logo and VH1, on Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/PT. From the 1969 Stonewall Riots to the passage of marriage equality nationwide just last year, the "Trailblazers Honors" spotlight the pioneers who bravely fought for equality. This year, the event will be dedicated to Orlando with celebrity messages of support and special performances from multi-platinum selling pop star Rachel Platten to remember the innocent lives lost in the tragic shooting at the Pulse LGBT nightclub. During the event, Lance Bass will also present a tribute to <em>The Advocate, </em>Chloe Grace Moretz will honor gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas,<em> </em>and, as previously announced, Emma Stone will honor LGBT and sports icon Billie Jean King. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Janet Mock, Candis Cayne, and Tiq Milan will bestow posthumous honors upon legendary transgender advocates Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Laverne Cox, Laura Jane Grace, Geena Rocero, Trace Lysette, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, and more will be featured in a video tribute to the two culture-changing women.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Marsha 'Pay It No Mind' Johnson and Sylvia Rivera were two of New York City's earliest and most vocal transgender leaders. They have been identified as some of the first people to fight back in the Stonewall Riots and, in the early 1970s, they co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), later renamed Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries. STAR broke down barriers and demanded visibility and equality for transgender and queer people of color not only in mainstream circles, but within the LGBT community at a time when transgender people and people of color were too often relegated to the fringes of the movement. The women also provided food, shelter, and clothing for homeless transgender and queer youth at the shelter they founded, STAR House. Johnson and Rivera marched in the first LGBT Pride March in 1970 and continued to do so together until Marsha's unsolved death in 1992. Before her death, Johnson was a muse for Andy Warhol and a beloved figure in New York's queer community. Rivera continued her fearless advocacy until her passing in 2002. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project, which is dedicated to providing legal support to New York City's transgender people of color and low-income transgender people, was named in her honor. The mark that the two women left on the transgender community, and LGBT community as a whole, will never fade. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sneak peek of Laverne Cox's tribute: <a href="http://logo.to/1Xujpsh">http://logo.to/1Xujpsh</a> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sneak peek of Janet Mock's tribute: <a href="http://logo.to/1UnJyWg">http://logo.to/1UnJyWg</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sneak peek of Candis Cayne's tribute: <a href="http://logo.to/2621TAC">http://logo.to/2621TAC</a>   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sneak peek of Geena Rocero's tribute: <a href="http://logo.to/28IvipB">http://logo.to/28IvipB</a> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sneak peek of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy's tribute: <a href="http://logo.to/28JtopN">http://logo.to/28JtopN</a>   </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During their presentation, Mock, Cayne, and Milan will also speak to the recent progress and road ahead for transgender equality. Mock is the bestselling author of Redefining Realness and hosts MSNBC's "So POPular!" Cayne stars on E!'s "I Am Cait" and became the first transgender actress to appear as a series regular on primetime when she starred in ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money." Tiq Milan is an outspoken advocate and journalist who has contributed to <em>The Guardian</em>, <em>The New York Times</em>, and was featured in <em>Vanity Fair</em>.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The third annual "Trailblazer Honors" is part of Logo's full themed day of 'We Are Orlando' programming on Saturday, June 25. The 'We Are Orlando' day of remembrance will include LGBT-themed films, documentaries and inspiring 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.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also during the "Trailblazer Honors," the largest televised LGBT pride event: </p><ul><li>Emma Stone, who will portray Billie Jean King in the upcoming film "Battle of the Sexes," will honor King for her heroic work for LGBT visibility and equality. King is not only one of the first prominent professional athletes to be openly lesbian, but is renowned in the tennis world for being one of the greatest to ever play the game. </li><li>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. </li><li>Lance Bass and Alex Newell will present a tribute to seminal LGBT news outlet <em>The Advocate</em>, which is preparing to celebrate its 50<sup>th</sup> year. Well before every LGBT equality victory was fought in the mainstream, it was featured – in depth - within the trailblazing pages of <em>The Advocate</em>.</li><li>Stage and screen legend Harvey Fierstein, who changed the game for LGBT storylines and actors in Hollywood and on Broadway with his iconic works including "Torch Song Trilogy" and "La Cage aux Folles." Fierstein is also a ubiquitous LGBT advocate whose leadership in calling for an end to HIV and AIDS has spanned decades. </li><li>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. After being marked for an honor killing, Nahas fled Syria and now helps LGBT people in the Middle East earn refugee status. He will also serve as Grand Marshal of this year's NYC Pride March.<br><br> <br><br>During the event, Judith Light, Matthew Broderick, Bernadette Peters, Troye Sivan, Billy Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Edie Falco, Joel Grey, Matthew Morrison, 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." <br><br> </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Additional honorees, performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Logo "Trailblazer Honors" is executive produced by Chris McCarthy, Amy Doyle, Ryan Kroft, and Chris Williams for Logo. Matt Flanders is co-executive producer. Joe Buoye and Leah Lane serve as Executives in Charge of Production for Logo. Wendy Plaut, Gina Esposito and Marcia Lansdown are Executives in Charge of Talent and Music for Logo.</p><p><strong>About Logo</strong><br> Logo is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms. Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories. Logo is part of Viacom's Music & Entertainment Group including VH1, MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central and Spike. </p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>

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