Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Lena Waithe will be honored at the 2018’s TrevorLIVE New York, the annual ceremony hosted by the Trevor Project, on Tuesday, April 24.
The ceremony will recognize, Lena and other individuals the three 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 receive the Hero Award, adding yet another accolade to her resume after her recent GLAAD Media Awards win as well as her Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for her work on Master of None. “It’s one of the greatest honors of my life to be honored by such a phenomenal organization like The Trevor Project,” Waithe said in a statement. “The work that they do is invaluable to the community, and I hope to continue to do work that is worthy of this honor.”
Waithe is becoming a force in the entertainment industry as she was the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for comedy screenwriting as well as appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair.