Logo today announced that civil rights icon Martin Luther King III, the son of Martin Luther King, Jr., will pay tribute to the late gay civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin at the 2015 Logo “Trailblazer Honors” on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Raven Symoné, co-host of “The View,” will join the special tribute to Rustin and introduce Martin Luther King III. The second annual “Trailblazer Honors” celebrate LGBT pioneers at the forefront of the march to equality.
Additional honorees include Iranian LGBT activist Arsham Parsi along with a group of ‘Trailblazing Parents:’ Judy & Dennis Shepard, founders of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, as well as Marsha Aizumi and Sheila Lopez, two PFLAG moms who stood up for their own families and in the process have inspired countless LGBT youth.
The largest televised LGBT Pride event will feature performances by Grammy award nominee Adam Lambert as well as Grammy award winning musician Jack Antonoff and his critically acclaimed band Bleachers.
In addition to Raven Symoné, presenters include Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf”), TV personality Kelly Osbourne, “Orange is the New Black’s” Samira Wiley and Lea DeLaria, Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), transgender musician Laura Jane Grace, PFLAG mom Betty DeGeneres, Violet Chachki (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Michael J Willett (“Faking It”) and Frankie Grande (“America’s Best Dance Crew”).