TrevorLIVE 2018: Rita Ora, Adam Rippon and more stars step out


The 2018 TrevorLIVE New York gala brought together a slew of A-list stars to raise money for The Trevor Project on Monday night at Cipriani Wall Street.

Hosted by Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy, the celebratory evening helped to raise over $2 million for the organization, which is the country's largest nonprofit crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization focused on LGBTQ youth.

The event honored "The Chi" creator Lena Waithe and "Love, Simon" director Greg Berlanti, among others, who both delivered inspiring speeches that brought the crowd to tears.

"It’s our job to make sure all queer people are human [on screen]," Waithe declared to applause. "They weren’t born to be perfect. They were born to be whole."

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Another honoree of the night was Brendon Scholl, a gender fluid teenage activist for the LGBTQ community who stars in the documentary "Draw With Me." Brendon, who is Jennifer Lopez's nibling, delivered a rousing speech with his mother (and Lopez's sister) behind them that brought the audience to its feet.

TrevorLIVE 2018 also featured a live auction, during which designer Christian Siriano bid on a private figure skating lesson and lunch in Los Angeles with Rippon before Kenworthy added that he would also join whoever ultimately won the offer.

The night ended with a lively medley performance by Rita Ora, who sang hits like "I Will Never Let You Down," "Anywhere" and her latest single, "Girls," for which the case of VICELAND's "My House" joined her onstage.

Others guests on Monday night included Samira Wiley and wife Lauren Morelli, Derek Blasberg, Natasha Lyonne, the cast of FX's "Pose" and "Real Housewives of Dallas" cast member D'Andra Simmons.

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