Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Lena Waithe will be honored by the Trevor Project at their TrevorLIVE gala on June 11th.  She will be honored alongside Greg Berlanti and Dominic Barton.

They will be recognized for their commitment to supporting The Trevor Project’s mission to provide crisis intervention services and end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people.

Waithe will be honored with the Hero Award.

Waithe is the creator and executive producer of Showtime’s breakout new drama series The Chi, which was renewed for a second season.  Last year, Waithe made history and became the first black woman to win an outstanding writing for a comedy series Emmy for the Thanksgiving episode of Netflix’s Master of  None.  This specific episode was based on her own personal experience, the episode chronicles her coming out to herself and her family, through the lens of the Thanksgiving holiday over three decades.  Recently she made a guest appearance on the NBC hit series This Is Us, and received a pilot green light by TBS to her upcoming single-camera comedy Twenties.  Waithe can currently be seen on the big screen in the Steven Spielberg film Ready Player One.

 

Previous TrevorLIVE honorees and performers include Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, and more!  We are excited to see Waithe’s star continue to rise!

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