Lady Gaga and Google were honored on Sunday at the Trevor Live show, a fundraising event to raise money for the LGBT youth crisis hotline and one of the main benefactors of the “It Gets Better” campaign. The star-studded event was a bittersweet occasion to commemorate the string of recent gay teen suicides as well as to celebrate and hope for a brighter future.
Jamey Rodemeyer‘s parents bravely stood up to present Gaga with her hero award. Gaga tearily responded that Jamey, her Little Monster who was driven to suicide by bullies even after making an “It Gets Better video,” was the real hero.
“I learned very long ago that my time here on this Earth would not just be for pop singing because I was very blessed to have beautiful fans, like I have in Jamey, like I will always have in Jamey,” the pop star said. “This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win.”
Adam Shankman added the Trevor Live show to his list of directorial efforts which include the Academy Awards, A Walk to Remember, and… Zac Efron’s Pool Party.
Speaking of heartthrobs, the event had more than our little hearts could handle. The aformentioned Efron posed with Darren Criss, while fellow Glee cast member Mark Salling, Magic Mike‘s Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer, Vampire Diaries‘ Paul Wesley, Fergie’s Josh Duhamel, and LeAnn Rimes’s Eddie Cibrian managed to appeal to the gays while keeping their shirts on.
The no-longer-closeted Zachary Quinto made a gracious appearance. The fearlessly gay power couple Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka took the stage for a Broadway-style performance to an Anything Goes song. Miley Cyrus decided to forgo an Adam Shankman lap dance redux for classy rendition of her song, “The Climb.”
And what would the world of gays be without their funny girls? Amy Poehler, Jane Lynch, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones, Miss Piggy, Julie Bowen, Queen Latifah, and Glee‘s Amber Riley, Dianna Agron, and Jayma Mays all showed up to support the organization.
Other notable gays in attendance: David Furbish, Dustin Lance Black, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Chris Colfer, stylist Brad Goreski, and former Trevor Project intern Tyler Oakley, who got his very first chance to host live on the red carpet.
So exactly how many Hollywood A-listers does it take to keep a hotline afloat?