Darren Criss, Rashida Jones, Chris
Colfer, Zachary Quinto and Naya Rivera were among the stars on hand
Sunday as The Trevor Project honored singer Katy Perry with its
Trevor Hero Award for her gay rights advocacy.
Perry was honored at the group's annual
Trevor Live event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
The Trevor Project is the
California-based organization centered on crisis and suicide
prevention efforts for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
youth. The non-profit runs the nation's only 24-hour, toll free
confidential suicide prevention hotline for gay and questioning
Perry, 28, dedicated the video to her
2010 single Firework to the It Gets Better Project, which
supports The Trevor Project.
Also making an appearance were Kristin
Chenoweth, Ricki Lake, Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Morrison,
Pauley Perrette, Justin Bartha, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Lynch,
Kevin McHale, Naya Rivera and Bebe Wood.
Andrew Rannells, who currently stars
opposite Justin Bartha in the NBC sitcom The New Normal,
performed I Am What I Am from La Cage Aux Folles.
On the red carpet, Darren Criss, who
plays gay student Blaine on Fox's Glee, said it was a
privilege to be involved with The Trevor Project. (The video is
embedded on this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)
Previous recipients of the award
include Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black, and actors Nathan
Lane, Vanessa Williams and Daniel Radcliffe.