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Alan Cumming and MTV's The N Network to be Honored at The Trevor Project New York Gala

Annual Hero and Commitment Awards to be Presented at Organization's

Eighth Annual New York Fundraising Event



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    NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trevor Project
 (Trevor), the non-profit organization that operates the nation's only
 around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth,
 today announced the recipients of its annual New York honorary awards.
 Award-winning actor Alan Cumming and The N, the 24-hour network for and
 about teens, will be honored at the organization's eighth annual New York
 City gala, on June 30, 2008 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
 
     Mr. Cumming, whose many film credits include The Anniversary Party,
 Eyes Wide Shut, and Circle of Friends, and a series regular on Showtime's
 hit series The L Word, will receive The Trevor Hero Award. The Trevor Hero
 Award honors an individual who, through his or her example, support,
 volunteerism and/or occupation, is an inspiration to gay and questioning
 youth. Past recipients of The Trevor Hero Award include Tony
 Award(R)-winning actor Nathan Lane (2007) and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
 Michael Cunningham (2006).
 
     "Alan Cumming's unique and successful career makes him a wonderful role
 model for gay and questioning youth, and we are excited to honor him with
 The Trevor Hero Award," said Charles Robbins, executive director, The
 Trevor Project. "From his brilliant performance in Cabaret to his role as
 host on PBS's upcoming Masterpiece Mystery! 2008, Alan has been an
 important and highly visible example to gay and questioning youth."
 
     "For a long time, I've admired the work of The Trevor Project and the
 support they give to America's gay youth, so I'm really delighted and
 honored to be given this award by such a great organization," said Mr.
 Cumming. "The Trevor Project really inspired me so this award truly is
 special, and I will continue to try and further their goals in my life and
 work."
 
     The N, whose award-winning television shows including Degrassi: The
 Next Generation and South of Nowhere have broken new ground in the positive
 representation of gay and questioning youth, will receive The Trevor
 Commitment Award. The Trevor Commitment Award honors a company or
 organization that, through its policies, initiatives and other efforts,
 demonstrates a commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender causes
 and is a prominent, public example of corporate acceptance of individuals
 regardless of sexual orientation. Last year, cable television network Bravo
 was the inaugural recipient of The Trevor Commitment Award.
 
     "The N increasingly captivates the attention of today's young people
 and provides entertainment and solace to gay and questioning youth who may
 be suffering discrimination at home or at school," said Mr. Robbins. "The N
 has further demonstrated its commitment to gay and questioning young people
 by airing The Trevor Project's public service announcement, increasing the
 visibility of our toll-free crisis and suicide prevention Helpline and
 letting young people know that they are not alone."
 
     "The N's commitment to diversity is highlighted in our programming
 slate, and our programs reflect many issues that real teens grapple with
 every day," said Sarah Tomassi Lindman, senior vice president, general
 manager, The N. "We are honored to receive The Trevor Commitment Award and
 hope that our work with The Trevor Project continues to help raise
 awareness for this important organization and create ways for young people
 to express their feelings and discover they are not alone."
 
     In 1998, The Trevor Project held its first annual Cracked Xmas
 fundraising gala in Los Angeles to keep the newly established Trevor
 Helpline open and available to gay and questioning youth. In 2001, the
 organization held its first New York fundraiser. The two galas, both now
 annual events, bring together top entertainers to raise the financial
 resources necessary to fund the organization's services.
 
     About The Trevor Project
 
     The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only
 nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for gay and
 questioning youth. The Trevor Helpline, 866-4-U-TREVOR, is a free and
 confidential service that offers hope through its trained counselors. In
 addition to the helpline, the organization's website provides information
 on identifying and assisting potentially suicidal youth and "Dear Trevor,"
 a confidential resource where youth can ask questions about sexual
 orientation and identity issues. The Trevor Project also provides
 lifesaving guidance and vital resources to educators and parents. The
 organization was founded by three filmmakers whose film, Trevor, about a
 teenager who attempts suicide after realizing that he might be gay,
 received the 1994 Academy Award(R) for Best Short Film (Live Action).
 
     For more information about The Trevor Project, please visit
 www.TheTrevorProject.org. The Trevor Project is a 501 (c)(3) organization.
 
     About Alan Cumming
 
     Alan Cumming, host of Midnight Snack on The Sundance Channel and the
 upcoming Masterpiece Mystery! 2008 series on PBS, boasts a diverse
 portfolio of professional theater, film, and television credits. From his
 Tony Award(R)-winning performance in the Broadway revival of Cabaret to his
 performance in The Threepenny Opera and role as Kurt Wagner in X2: X Men
 United, and television work in popular programs including The L Word and
 Sex and the City, Alan has proven himself to be a talented renaissance man
 in the entertainment world. Alan will next be seen on the screen this year
 in Full Grown Men on June 25 and on stage this summer at the 2008 Lincoln
 Center Festival in the North American premiere of National Theatre of
 Scotland's production of Euripides' The Bacchae.
 
     To learn more about Alan's background, upcoming performances and work,
 visit www.AlanCumming.com.
 
     About The N
 
     The N, the 24-hour TV network exclusively for and about teens, is
 currently available in 64 million households via cable, digital cable and
 satellite, as well on mobile, VOD and broadband. The N's distinct
 perspective connects its audience to the electricity and possibilities of
 teendom, anytime and anywhere, with original series and ever-popular
 favorites.
 
     Programming on The N includes the award-winning series, Degrassi: The
 Next Generation, along with South of Nowhere, Queen Bees, The N's Student
 Body and teen acquisitions including Saved By The Bell and That '70s Show.
 
     The N's Emmy Award-winning website, The-N.com, paired with sister site
 Quizilla.com, makes The N the #1 online destination for teens. The N and
 all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom
 International Inc.
 
 
 

SOURCE The Trevor Project

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