The Trevor Project will honor singer
Katy Perry for her gay rights advocacy.
Perry will be honored with the group's
Trevor Hero Award at its December 2 Trevor Live event at the
Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
“Everyone deserves a wonderful,
fulfilled life,” said Perry in a statement. “Our sexual
orientation and gender identity doesn't change the spark and beauty
within. I'm honored that The Trevor Project has selected me to
receive the Trevor Hero Award. Their work has inspired me since
2010, and I know they help save lives.”
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.
Adam Shankman will return to direct
Previous recipients of the award
include Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black, and actors Nathan
Lane, Vanessa Williams and Daniel Radcliffe.