Pop singer Katy Perry on Thursday
dedicated her new video Firework to The Trevor Project, the
California-based non-profit that runs the nation's only 24-hour, toll
free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth.
The group has received nationwide
attention following the launch of sex advice columnist and activist
Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project, a collection of inspiring videos
that lets troubled gay teens know that it gets better and urges them
to call The Trevor Project.
The I Kissed a Girl singer
tweeted the dedication to her more than 4 million followers: “I am
officially dedicating my new video to #itgetsbetter, because everyone
has the spark to be a FIREWORK.” (Click
here to view the official video.)
“Thanks Katy!” the It Gets Better
Project said at its website. “We look forward to hearing more from
you and your support for the LGBT community and this movement.
Thanks for joining the over 100,000 at the It Gets Better Project.”
Celebrities and high-profile
politicians who have created videos for the project include President
of State Hillary Clinton, New
York Governor David Paterson, Fort
Worth Councilman Joel Burns, rocker
Adam Lambert and actor Neil