Daniel Radcliffe may be best known as Harry Potter in the ongoing 8-part film series set to conclude this Summer but, he’s also currently on Broadway starring in “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” and if that weren’t enough he’ll receive the Trevor Hero Award at Trevor LIVE on June, 27th, 2011 in New York City.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy.
Radcliffe supports The Trevor Project and all of its hard work and success of saving young people’s lives every day. “Young people deserve to live in a world that accepts them for who they are, regardless of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” said Radcliffe. “As an ally, I’m honored that The Trevor Project has selected me to receive the Trevor Hero Award, and will continue to raise awareness about the life-saving resources they offer for LGBTQ youth.”
A star of stage and screen, Radcliffe has been involved with The Trevor Project since 2009, appearing in public service announcements and making public statements in support of LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Hero Award recognizes an individual who serves as an inspiration to sexual minority youth and increases visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community
I addition to honoring Radcliffe, Trevor LIVE will also honor Ernst & Young as a corporate trailblazer for the LGBTQ community. “As our country becomes more in-tune to supporting the needs of LGBTQ youth, it is vastly important to have influential voices model the best ways to do that. Both Daniel Radcliffe and leading professional services organization, Ernst and Young LLP, exemplify that dignity for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, is an innate human value,” said Charles Robbins, Executive Director of The Trevor Project.
Trevor LIVE takes place on Monday, June 27, 2011 at Capitale (130 Bowery, NY, NY) immediately following Gay Pride the day before. For more information about The Trevor Project or Trevor LIVE visit: www.thetrevorproject.org or www.thetrevorproject.org/TrevorLive