Gay icon Kathy Griffin and Levis
Strauss & Co. were honored Sunday at Trevor LIVE, a fundraiser to
benefit The Trevor Project, the California-based non-profit that runs
the nation's only 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for
gay and questioning youth.
The event, held at the Hollywood
Palladium, featured performances by Sarah Silverman, Wayne Brady,
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris and James Marsden,
Queen Latifah, Telly Leung, The Dan Band and Tracie Thoms.
Glee newcomer Darren Criss and
singer Katy Perry paired up to sing Teenage Dream. (The video
is embedded in the right panel of this page.) Criss'
cover of the Perry single on the Fox musical-comedy is the show's
biggest hit yet.
Charles Robbins, executive director of
The Trevor Project, said the fundraiser closes “an historic year
for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community
as the tragic losses of young people have caused a resounding
national outcry for an end to the bullying aimed at LGBTQ young
Kathy Griffin, the star of the Bravo
reality show My Life On The D-List and
a vocal supporter of gay rights, including marriage,
was given the Trevor Life Award. In a recent CNN Larry King Live
called for an end to gay bullying.