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The Trevor Project Will Honor Ryan Murphy and His “Pose” Cast

The LGBTQ non-profit celebrates inclusion as trans people fight erasure.

Strike a pose, take a bow.

The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization aimed at LGBTQ youth, is honoring showrunner Ryan Murphy and his Pose cast at its upcoming TrevorLIVE Los Angeles gala, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’m thrilled to be honored by The Trevor Project alongside the cast of Pose,” says Murphy in a statement. “We’re extremely supportive of the work that this extraordinary organization does to help LGBTQ young people in need feel heard and valued.”

Focusing on gay and trans performers in New York City’s 1980s ballroom scene, Pose has made history with the most trans series regulars ever in an American scripted TV series. The production has also employed more than 100 trans actors, crew members, and consultants, including Janet Mock and Our Lady J.

The Pose cast features Evan Peters, MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter, Indya Moore, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Angel Bismark Curiel, Dyllon Burnside, Jason Rodriguez, Jeremy McClain, Kate Mara, Charlayne Woodward, James Van Der Beek, and Sandra Bernhard.

Murphy, who created Pose in collaboration with producers Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, has committed to donating 100% of his profits from the groundbreaking FX series to various LGBTQ charities.

“Ryan Murphy and the cast of Pose have had a tremendous impact on the lives of young LGBTQ people over the past year,” says Amit Paley, Trevor Project’s CEO and executive director. “We’re incredibly excited to honor them for their dedication to creating a community of openness and inclusiveness for LGBTQ youth through their innovative work and leadership. We’re honored that they will join us at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles as we join together to continue The Trevor Project’s critical and life-saving work.”

The Trevor Project notes on social media that the honor particularly celebrates LGBTQ representation at a time “when our community is fighting erasure,” referring to the Trump administration’s recent leaked memo aiming to legally erase the existence of transgender people by redefining gender “as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.”

The TrevorLIVE L.A. gala will be held December 2 at the Beverly Hilton. Previous gala honorees include Tom Ford and Kristin Chenoweth.

Pose has been renewed for a second season and will return in 2019.

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