VH1 to recognise TV pioneer Ryan Murphy

VH1’s upcoming Trailblazer Honors will celebrate television pioneer Ryan Murphy and Trayvon Martin’s parents.

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

Murphy, known for creating American Horror Story and Glee, is being recognised for leading the way of 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 recognised 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.