Thanks to Ari Karpel and everyone on the Outfest board and staff for putting together another lovely Legacy Awards event to raise funds for preserving LGBT media! The Legacy Project’s next big restoration is The Queen. Check out this montage by legendary performer Heather Fontaine.
With our Lady J at the 2015 event.
As previously announced, Tom Hanks will be honored with the Trailblazer Award in recognition of his Oscar-winning role as a man grappling with HIV/AIDS in Jonathan Demme’s “Philadelphia” (1993); Lisa Cholodenko is receiving the Visionary Award, which recognizes artistic and creative contributions to LGBT media visibility, for her myriad LGBT-oriented films and television efforts (including “The Kids Are All Right”).
Presenters this year will be actors Aaron Eckhart and Rosemarie Dewitt. Master of Ceremonies will be comedian Whitney Cummings (whose sarcastic spirit made cancelled NBC sitcom “Whitney” a very guilty pleasure). Grammy winner and LGBT advocate Linda Perry, most famous for her much-remixed 4 Non Blondes single “What’s Up?,” will perform at the Legacy Awards.
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