Logo said today it is dedicating its annual televised LGBT civil rights event Trailblazer Honors to the people of Orlando in the wake of Sunday’s shooting massacre.
Trailblazer Honors, which spotlights the pioneers who have bravely fought for equality, will be simulcast on both VH1 and Logo on Saturday, June 25 at 8 PM. It will feature messages of support for Orlando from celebrities and dignitaries, performances dedicated to the innocent lives lost, as well as moving footage from Orlando, where Logo is currently on-the-ground interviewing community members, the network says.
In addition, the network has added a full themed day of ‘We Are Orlando’ programming beginning on Saturday, June 25 at 10 AM and culminating with the Trailblazer Honors.
Trailblazer honorees will include Subhi Nahas, who made history by becoming the first person ever to present eyewitness testimony to the United Nations regarding ISIS persecution of LGBT Iraqis and Syrians. Nahas will speak about building a bridge between LGBT people living in the US and the Middle East. He will join previously announced honorees Harvey Fierstein and seminal LGBT news outlet The Advocate as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary.