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Logo TV to Air First 'Trailblazers' Special Honoring LGBT Pioneers

6/17/2014

By Jethro Nededog
TheWrap

Logo TV has announced it will hold and air its first "Trailblazers" event, which will the work of pioneers in the fight for LGBT rights.

The event will be held in New York City's Cathedral of St. John the Divine, one of the first churches to host gay marriages. It will air on Monday, June 26 at 9 p.m.

"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe will present. Jared Leto, Kylie Minogue, Ariana Grande, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, Tyler Glenn of musical group Neon Trees and Mary Lambert will appear a, a performance from A Great Big World and special appearances from . Additional honorees, performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.

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"Trailblazers" will honor Edie Windsor, who was being forced to pay a large amount of taxes on her home when her partner died — something that isn't done with straight partners — and her attorney Roberta Kaplan, who took her case to the Supreme Court and won. Their victory allows the federal government to recognize same sex marriage and partners, and offer them equal federal benefits protection.

Anheuser Busch, AT&T, General Mills and Warner Bros. will sponsor the event.

Chris McCarthy, Ryan Kroft and Chris Williams will produce "Trailblazers" for Logo TV. Joe Buoye serves as Executive in Charge for Logo TV with Amy Doyle, Wendy Plaut and Frank Ho as executives in charge of talent and music.

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