Harry Potter star Daniel
Radcliffe on Monday was honored by The Trevor Project for his gay
Radcliffe, who has moved from his movie
role as the magical wizard Harry Potter to performing in the Broadway
revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,
was given the group's Trevor Hero Award.
The California-based organization
focuses 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 youth.
Amy Poehler, star of the NBC sitcom
Parks and Recreation, hosted the New York City event and actor
John Larroquette presented the award to the 21-year-old star of Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
appeared in a Trevor Project PSA in 2009.
found us,” James Lecesne, one of the founders of the group, told
The Wall Street Journal. “He's really able to see outside
“I think of
everything I've done in my career so far, my association with Trevor
is the thing I'm proudest of,” Radcliffe said.
of the award include Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black, and
actors Nathan Lane and Vanessa Williams.