On June 25th, 2012, 11 year old Jazz was awarded the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award at the TREVOR PROJECT GALA in New York City. She gave a heartfelt acceptance speech to a room full of 1,000 adults including celebrities like, Susan Sarandon, Debra Messing, Eric McCormick, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Rapp plus many others.
Jazz is the youngest recipient of the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award. She was poised and self confident and is an inspiration for other transkids.
The Colin Higgins Courage Awards were created to honor ordinary yet remarkable individuals whose courage helped to educate and enlighten others about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer experience.
While in New York, Jazz and her family marched in the NYC Pride Parade, and had an incredible interview with Barbara Walters.
A new 20/20 special about Jazz and her family will air in October of 2012.