Daniel Radcliffe To Receive Trevor Project’s Hero Award
Here at MTV News, we’ve always been big Daniel Radcliffe fans, starting with the “Harry Potter” role that launched his superstardom and continuing with the successful acting career that has followed. However, recently, it is Radcliffe’s more charitable efforts that have been drawing our warm regards.
Since 2009, the 21-year-old has been involved with nonprofit organization the Trevor Project, a suicide-prevention/ support group geared toward gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens. In recognition of Radcliffe’s awareness-raising efforts, he will soon take a break from his “Potter” promoting and Broadway duties to be presented with the organization’s Hero Award at the Trevor LIVE gala at Capitale in New York City on June 27
“It’s fantastic,” Radcliffe said of the award. “The fact that they think of what I’ve done by promoting awareness of the Trevor Project itself and the issues that it works to promote and help is a great honor.”
The star-studded event will also feature appearances from Amy Poehler, John Larroquette, Janeane Garofolo, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Brad Goreski and more.
“It is exciting to bring together so many talented individuals who support LGBTQ youth in crisis, including Trevor Hero Daniel Radcliffe,” said David McFarland, interim executive director and CEO of the Trevor Project. “Together, we are all working to give LGBTQ youth in crisis a chance at a future.”