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23rd Annual Young Trailblazers Gala honored Wayne Brady at The Lighthouse /Chelsea Pier 61. 

May 21, 2024: Live Out Loud held their annual Young Trailblazers Gala celebrating their life-affirming educational programs for LGBT+ youth. The event, emceed by TV celebrity Marti Gould Cummings, awarded $5,000 scholarships to four high school seniors for their outstanding leadership in the LGBTQ+ community and honored advocates in the community who further Live Out Loud’s mission. 

Wayne Brady (Pathfinder Award).

23rd Annual Young Trailblazers Gala honored Wayne Brady at The Lighthouse /Chelsea Pier 61. 

May 21, 2024: Live Out Loud held their annual Young Trailblazers Gala celebrating their life-affirming educational programs for LGBT+ youth. The event, emceed by TV celebrity Marti Gould Cummings, awarded $5,000 scholarships to four high school seniors for their outstanding leadership in the LGBTQ+ community and honored advocates in the community who further Live Out Loud’s mission. 

Photography: Barry Gordin

Jada Perez, Mercuri Lam and Carla Espina (Young Trailblazers Scholorship Winners)

Television celebrity Wayne Brady was honored for his extraordinary achievements as an entertainer and his unwavering commitment to advocacy and empowerment. He is a champion for the LGBTQ+ community who’s bold spirt and inspirational leadership continue to make a profound impact on countless lives. 

The Gala brings together donors, corporate supporters, elected officials, and youth scholarship winners to celebrate Live Out Loud’s life-affirming educational programming for LGBTQ+ youth.

Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres were served from 6:00 – 7:00PM. The presentation and Awards Ceremony starred at 7:00pm with a marvelous buffet dinner served from 8:00-10:00PM 

Peppermint (Vanguard Award).
DJ Matty Glitterati and Marti Gould Cummings.
Marti Gould Cummings
Bruce T. Sloane (Live Out Loud Board Member Emeritus) and Salvatore Casto.
Tiyele Hayes
Kevin Urin Nelcklace and William Self.
Gray Crenshaw
Leo Preziosi Jr., Bruce T. Sloane and Rocky Sonabria.
Beth Brinkman (Live Out Loud Board Member), and Bonnie Milligan.
Ashe McGovern (Soaring Spirit Award).
Bonnie Milligan and Leo Preziosi Jr.
Marti Gould Cummings and Patrick Christiano.