In honor of the year anniversary of DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act)'s repeal, Bill Clinton will celebrate Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan during Logo TV's Trailblazers event. Edie and her lawyer, Roberta, will go down in history for winning the Supreme Court case that brought marriage equality on a federal level to same-sex couples across the nation.
The inaugural Trailblazers event will celebrate "pioneers who have broken new ground for LGBT civil rights," according to Logo, which announced today some of the many celebrities and honorees who will appear.
Jason Collins, GLAAD Spirit Day ambassador and the first openly gay active male athlete from a major American professional team sport, will be honored by Lance Bass; singer, actress, and ally/GLAAD Spirit Day ambassador Demi Lovato will honor Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, Taryn Manning, and Samira Wiley on behalf of their hit, GLAAD Media Award winning show, "Orange is the New Black"; GLAAD-honored Ugandan advocate John "Longjones" Abdallah Wambere will be deemed an "International Trailblazer" by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe; Joe Manganiello, Ed Sheeran, Jared Leto, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Pete Wentz, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azaela, Tegan and Sara and Laura Jane Grace will appear; and Danielle Radcliffe will introduce young community leaders who have been nominated by the folks they've inspired.
Bill Clinton, GLAAD's inaugural Advocate for Change Award winner, said in a statement about the event:
One year ago this week, the United States Supreme Court declared DOMA unconstitutional. It was the right thing to do. Seventeen years after signing DOMA into law, I was honored and grateful to be among the voices urging that it be overturned. The Supreme Court’s decision would not have happened without Edie Windsor's dogged determination to right a wrong and Roberta Kaplan's equal commitment to simple fairness. As marriage equality spreads across the states, the number of people impacted by these two amazing women will only continue to grow.
Musical performances by Sia and New York City's Gay Men Chorus, as well as by A Great Big World and Exousia, will also be featured.
The accompanying television special airs at 9pm EST on Thursday, June 26.