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Daniel Radcliffe to be Honored by The Trevor Project

Daniel Radcliffe to be Honored by The Trevor Project

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter films, is to be honored by the youth suicide prevention charity The Trevor Project for his work in advocating for vulnerable young LGBT teens it has been announced.

From The Trevor Project press release (Radcliffe’s statement has been highlighted)
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New York City, NY – On Monday, June 27, 2011, Daniel Radcliffe will be honored by The Trevor Project with the Trevor Hero Award during “Trevor LIVE” at Capitale (130 Bowery, NY, NY). The annual show benefits the life-saving work of The Trevor Project and will also honor Ernst & Young LLP with the Trevor 2020 Award. The event’s presenting sponsor is ING.

Each year following Pride, The Trevor Project, the leading crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, brings together top talent to celebrate and honor leaders and role models for LGBTQ young people. This high-profile event has honored actors and comedians including Kathy Griffin, Neil Patrick Harris and Vanessa Williams and corporate trailblazers such as Levi Strauss & Co., Wells Fargo Bank and CNN for their support of LGBTQ youth.

“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.

“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.

 ”We are honored to be recognized by The Trevor Project as a leader in diversity and inclusion. We owe this honor to the commitment of our employees and our leadership  to creating an inclusive work environment that celebrates the individual contributions of our people,” said Kerrie MacPherson, Principal, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP. “We look forward to working with The Trevor Project as it pursues its vital, action-oriented mission.”

Trevor 2020 Award honoree Ernst & Young LLP is committed to creating an inclusive environment, valuing different characteristics including race, background, gender, sexual orientation, or physical abilities. The Trevor 2020 Award recognizes an organization that has supported the LGBTQ community and has increased the visibility and understanding of LGBTQ issues.

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(More at www.thetrevorproject.org/trevorlive)

Here is an Associated Press interview with Daniel, where he talks about his reasons for supporting The Trevor Project:


The Trevor Helpline number is 866-4-U-TREVOR.

Trevor Project Links:

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11:59AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

Greetings from Norway!

I came over this site when reading about The Trevor Project online. Personally I am very supporting of all the work that The Trevor Project is doing and about their crisis lifeline. I know how it is to be discriminated for being a lesbian, to be told I am sick for loving another woman. Enough is enough there should be equal rights for all no matter who you are or were you live.

I am running my own fundraiser on a site called Crowdrise, here you can see it: http://www.crowdrise.com/fundraiserelise/fundraiser/elisemariemyrvangeik there are many teammembers supporting it from all over the world. I would love you to become a teammember to and help support my fundraiser to raise more funds for helping gay teens.

Daniel Radcliffe is a true inspiration to me. I love everything he is doing to support The Trevor Project.

Cheers,
Elise Marie

2:21AM PDT on Apr 1, 2011

gr8 stuff Daniel, you're a wizard* at standing up for human decency.


*pardon the pun, I couldn't resist! :))

6:41PM PDT on Mar 26, 2011

Way to speak up Daniel. Congratulations for being honored by the Trevor Project.

9:41AM PDT on Mar 25, 2011

Well done, Daniel!

7:56AM PDT on Mar 25, 2011

An amazing young man who has taken the world by the collar and dragged himself to the very top. Well done Daniel. Not only are you a brilliant actor for your age, you also want to give back, a rare quality in young men these days. I admire you.

8:26PM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

Go to YouTube and watch "The Ally Effect". This young coach is amazing and will help make the world a better place for all gays.

8:04PM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

What an outstanding young adult he has become! KUDOS!

5:41PM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

Bravo Daniel. That's right, you don't have to be LGBT to care about what happens to people who are abused for their beliefs. Great example to all!

1:35PM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

Daniel Radcliffe is an example to be followed by other stars. It's great to know there are many people who care about the welfare of others regardless of their beliefs and sexual behavior. It is precisely here that these kids need lots of help and understanding. It is cowardice that more experienced people abandon them.

1:25PM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

Yeah, Daniel. Thank you for making a difference.

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