King Of His Castle: Sir Ivan’s Hamptons Estate A 24-Karat La La Land
BY CHUCK TAYLOR
Unlike your average, everyday millennial superhero—a la Batman, Superman or Spider Man—caped crusader Sir Ivan’s missive goes beyond thrills and spills at the local movie complex. And it’s got a beat, to boot. As a dance artist and performer, philanthropist, activist and reality TV celeb, Sir Ivan has spread his message of positivity, acceptance, understanding and goodwill around the world for more than a decade via his self-styled imaging as “The Peaceman.” click here for the
Recording Artist Sir Ivan Pledges $100,000 to The Trevor Project to Help Prevent LGBT Youth Suicide
New York, NY, November 20, 2012 – Dance-pop recording artist Sir Ivan announced today a pledge to donate $100,000 to The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. The donation will be made by Sir Ivan and The Peaceman Foundation, a nonprofit established by Sir Ivan, in 2005, to battle hatred, violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
“As the son of a Holocaust survivor, I was made aware from a very young age of the need to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves, the bullied, the persecuted. Through my music and whatever influence I may have, I want to demonstrate the importance of acceptance and understanding. I’m particularly focused on the needs of the LGBT community – and specifically, LGBT youth – who are up to four times more likely than straight teenagers to attempt suicide. There is never an excuse for harassment and bullying, and I, for one, will not stand for it,“ says Sir Ivan.
“The Trevor Project is grateful to Sir Ivan and the Peaceman Foundation for their generous support of our life-saving, life-affirming services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth,” said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “Every gift helps The Trevor Project ensure our services are always available, and young people in crisis can plan for a future that begins today.”
Throughout his music career, Sir Ivan has been a champion of the LGBTQ community. His dance music and his videos – and their messages of understanding and respect – are representative of his commitment. His latest single, “La La Land,” released in June 2012, is a furthering celebration of diversity, and went on to reach #10 on the UK Music Week’s Upfront Club Chart, Top 20 on the DJ Times National Crossover Pool Chart, and Top 30 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart in the U.S. The single’s music video begins in black and white, before transitioning into a flurry of rainbow colored flags to show support for the Community.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline and instant messaging services, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change,” The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention. Learn more at TheTrevorProject.org.
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This 19 minute short film shows exclusive never before released footage from the sexiest party the Hamptons has ever seen along with exclusive interviews with Sir Ivan himself.
Check out the Greatest Party In the History of the Hamptons, Sir Ivan’s ‘La La Land’ record release party at his Castle in the Hamptons earlier this summer.