Logo's Trailblazer Awards to honor Billie Jean King and pay tribute to Orlando

In honor of the Orlando victims at Pulse nightclub, a horrific attack on the LGBT and Latino communities, Logo announced its full themed day of ‘We Are Orlando’ programming, set to air on June 25 at 8pm ET/PT. The day of remembrance will kick off with LGBT themed films, documentaries, and ways to support Orlando before finishing off with its third annual “Trailblazer Honors” awards ceremony.

Started back in 2014 as an initiative to recognize the pioneers who fought for equality, the Trailblazer Honors will showcase some of today’s most groundbreaking pioneers, including Harvey Fierstein, Subhi Nahas, and news outlet The Advocate. Laverne Cox, Matthew Broderick, Troye Sivan, and Laura Jane Grace are among the many paying tribute to this year’s honorees. Most recently, Logo announced that actress Emma Stone will be honoring Billie Jean King, one of the first openly lesbian professional athletes to tirelessly advocate for LGBT visibility both on the court and off. King, who will be played by Stone in the upcoming ‘Battle of the Sexes’, broke barriers after famously defeating former Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs. A supporter of LPAC and founder of her own leadership initiative, King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014 for her work in LGBT and women’s advocacy.

As part of the ‘We Are Orlando’ programming, this year’s Trailblazer Honors will also feature performances dedicated to the lives lost in Orlando, as well as special tributes from those impacted by the tragedy, including Wilson Cruz whose relative, Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, was one of the innocent lives lost. The awards and tribute to Orlando will air on VH1 and Logo this Saturday, following its special programming.