The Trevor Project will honor actor
Daniel Radcliffe for his gay rights advocacy.
Radcliffe, who has moved from his Harry
Potter role to performing in the Broadway revival of How to
Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, will be honored with
the group's Trevor Hero Award, the Associated Press reported
“It's fantastic,” Radcliffe told
the news agency. “The fact that they think of what I've done by
promoting awareness of the Trevor Project and the issues that it
works to promote and help is a great honor.”
The Trevor Project is a
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
“The people that are doing the heroic
things are the people answering phones 24 hours a day in the Trevor
call centers,” Radcliffe said.
Radcliffe first appeared in a Trevor
Project PSA in 2009.
Previous recipients of the award
include Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black, and actors Nathan Lane
and Vanessa Williams.