Trevor Project to Honor Lady Gaga with 'Hero' Award

By: Jase Peeples
11.21.2011

It’s no secret that Lady Gaga holds a special place in her heart for the LGBT community. In fact, she’s currently one of the biggest advocates for LGBT youth and has openly supported equality since the beginning of her career.

Press Party reports that the Trevor Project plans to give some love back to Mother Monster by presenting her with the Trevor Hero Award at this year’s annual Trevor Live event. The nonprofit organization that offers suicide-prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth will also recognize Google Inc. with the Trevor 2020 Award.

"Our young people are at the center of a health crisis, and vocal leaders like Lady Gaga and technology leaders like Google Inc. have stepped up to help change our culture," David McFarland, interim executive director and CEO of the Trevor Project, said in a statement.

"Our honorees are working with the Trevor Project to make a better today and a brighter tomorrow for youth. We are proud to honor Lady Gaga with the Trevor Hero Award and Google Inc. with the Trevor 2020 award for their work to help young people express their true selves with pride."

In a joint effort with her mother, Gaga recently launch the Born This Way Foundation, to focus on "youth empowerment and equality by addressing issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development and will utilize digital mobilization as one of the means to create positive change."

The Trevor Live event will take place at the Hollywood Palladium on December 4 with an impressive list of celebrities slated to appear including Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Joe Manganiello, Mary J. Blige, and Fergie.

 

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