InterPride To Honor Laith Ashley With The InterPride Trailblazer Award At The Inaugural InterPride Global Gala On April 29!
The Gala will be hosted at the Avalon Hollywood on 29 April 2023 at 4:00 PM PDT. Tickets are on sale at interpride.net/gala!
Laith Ashley is a singer-songwriter, dancer, model, actor, and activist. Laith launched his career with a campaign for Barneys New York back in February 2014. As of 2023, Laith was the male lead in Taylor Swifts ‘Lavender Haze’ music video. In 2017, he was the first transgender man to be featured in a Diesel campaign and in February 2020, he became one of the faces of the Abercrombie FIERCE campaign.
Laith has featured on the covers of countless magazines and in stories published in countless others all around the world, the most recent being British GQ in November 2018. Laith was on the cast of reality TV series “Strut” executive produced by Whoopi Goldberg in 2016, and raised the heart rates of viewers in his appearance on Season 1 Episode 6 of the hit series “Pose” on FX. Since then, he has been heavily involved with organizations like FLUX, the trans division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, to help raise the profile of the trans and gender non-conforming community by leveraging social events, safe spaces, and innovative advocacy initiatives.
He is also a customer advisory board member for Folx Health, the amazing new way for queer people to get access to competent healthcare. He is continuing his work as an artist as well, performing at major events and Pride festivals all over the country. His latest song releases are ‘Like Me’, ‘Can’t Wait’ and ‘Before You Go’. He also released a fun, upbeat song called ‘Gym Class’ and music video with artist Kay’vion to help keep folks motivated with their at home workouts while quarantined, and was featured in ‘Favorite’ alongside Kay’vion as well. Laith graduated from Fairfield University in 2012 with a degree in Psychology.
Before beginning his career in the entertainment industry, Laith was a counselor for homeless youth in New York City and spearheaded trans sensitivity training in medical facilities and homeless shelters. He now uses his platform to help inform others about the trans experience and the experience of other marginalized groups, as well as advocate for social justice in hopes of a more open, loving, and accepting world.
Tickets are on sale now at interpride.net/gala!
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