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Jason Collins And “Orange Is The New Black” Join Civil Rights Superstars As Trailblazing Honorees

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 8.28.15 PMTrailblazers is Logo’s new annual event that celebrates pioneers who have broken new ground in the quest for LGBT civil rights, and today the network has announced that out NBA player Jason Collins and the Netflix series Orange is the New Black will join Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan, the civil rights activists who defeated DOMA and opened the door for gay marriage, in being honored.

“We are proof that the actions we make, big or small, can have a positive, global impact on our community,” Collins said of his co-honorees for the one-hour special to air on the one year anniversary of the defeat of DOMA, June 26.

The new additions join a bevy of notable guests at the event, among them Orange is the New Black cast member Lavern Cox, Daniel Radcliffe, Jared Leto, Kylie Minogue and the musical duo Tegan and Sara.

Radcliffe will specifically be introducing “Trailblazer youth” honorees — young people who are making a positive impact in their local communities.

Which is pretty cute.

Also sure to be a tearjerker is the planned “Hometown Trailblazer” portion of the evening. Logo is currently seeking local leaders who will be featured on the Trailblazers site, with one individual being selected to attend the event along with their submitter.

So if you know someone who’s gone above and beyond to dedicate themselves to building up or supporting their community, show some love and head here to submit them as a candidate.

It’s pride month after all, so it’s a good time to show some!

You can catch the broadcast on Logo at 9 p.m on June 26.

By:           Dan Tracer
On:           Jun 4, 2014
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  • 1 Comment
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      Jason, my man you are all that needs of a man GAY! HOT! SEXY! and of course African, American M` m m m m

      Jun 4, 2014 at 8:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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