VH1's Trailblazer Honors to highlight TV pioneer Ryan Murphy

  • FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, Ryan Murphy presents the Stephen F. Kolzak award at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.   VH1’s fifth annual Trailblazer Honors will celebrate acclaimed director Ryan Murphy and Trayvon Martin’s parents. The event will air on June 28 on VH1 and Logo. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, Ryan Murphy presents the Stephen F. Kolzak award at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. VH1’s fifth annual Trailblazer Honors will celebrate acclaimed director Ryan Murphy and Trayvon Martin’s parents. The event will air on June 28 on VH1 and Logo. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

  • FILE - In this April 20, 2018 file photo, Trayvon Martin's parents Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton attend the Tribeca TV screening of "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story" during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. VH1’s fifth annual Trailblazer Honors will celebrate acclaimed director Ryan Murphy and Trayvon Martin’s parents. The event will air on June 28 on VH1 and Logo. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this April 20, 2018 file photo, Trayvon Martin's parents Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton attend the Tribeca TV screening of "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story" during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. VH1’s fifth annual Trailblazer Honors will celebrate acclaimed director Ryan Murphy and Trayvon Martin’s parents. The event will air on June 28 on VH1 and Logo. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 6/7/2018 12:04 PM

LOS ANGELES -- VH1's upcoming Trailblazer Honors will celebrate television pioneer Ryan Murphy and Trayvon Martin's parents.

The event, now in its fifth year, recognizes champions of diversity and civil activism.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Murphy, known for creating "American Horror Story" and "Glee," is being recognized for leading the way on LGBTQ representation on television. His latest FX series, "Pose," has the largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series.

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin are the parents of Trayvon Martin, whose death sparked the #BlackLivesMatter movement. They are being recognized for their work on gun reform and social justice.

The American Civil Liberties Union and late author James Baldwin are also among this year's recipients.

The Trailblazer Honors will air as a one-hour special on VH1 and Logo on June 28 at 9:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific.

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