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Greg’s Gallery from Trevor Live! red carpet

I’ve got a new camera that I haven’t quite figured out yet so apologies for some of the fuzzy pics here.

These are my shots from Sunday night’s Trevor Live! event at The Hollywood Palladium.

My goal is to actually get to to report on what goes on inside the event one day!

Tickets for media are scarce for this event and unlike the GLAAD Awards or even the Oscars, there is no live feed for media to watch from an adjoining room or even a heated tent!

You either get in or you go home.

Maybe someday.

Anyway, I tend to blow off red carpets that don’t grant me access inside because, well, I could be home watching reruns of Green Acres or something.

But the red carpet for Trevor Live is especially star-studded and worth it if you can get the stars to stop and chat – a difficult thing when you are near the end of the carpet.

Whizzing by us were Adam Lambert, Jane Lynch, Kathy Griffin, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera and Fergie (but she stopped and posed for me causing hubby Josh to bump into her!)

Also distracting the stars was a group of lucky fans lined up on the opposite side of the red carpet who got to take pics with celebs far happier to see them than a buncha reporters!

But I did have some very good chats with Jason Collins, Cheyenne Jackson, Alex Newell, Brant Daugherty, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Shane Bitney Crone and his mom and sister, Trevor Live executive director Abbe Land and the show’s director Adam Shankman.

(interviews to come in the coming days)

Also working the carpet to the very end but who I couldn’t get to were Megan Hilty, Dot-Marie Jones and Glee stars Blake Jenner, Jacob Artist and Becca Tobin.

Inside, Lambert performed and Lynch was presented with the Hero Award by The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Miss Land, who is also mayor of West Hollywood, told me she was thrilled with the high-wattage turnout because it means more exposure for the organization.

‘People are really generous to Trevor,’ she said. ‘It’s so nice that people want to support the organization. The celebrities, especially now with social media, they can tweet out about us. They have a big reach and we want their fans to know about The Trevor Project. We just don’t have the ability to get that message out the way they do.’

Land told me the organization hoped the event would bring in more than $1 million through ticket sales, pledges and bids on live auction and silent auction items.


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