MTV News reports:
Daniel Radcliffe took a break from his successful turn in Broadway’s “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and the press tour for the final “Harry Potter” film to accept the Trevor Project’s Hero Award at Monday night’s Trevor LIVE gala in New York.
“The fact that I’m able to help with something like this makes me very, very proud,” Radcliffe told MTV News at the event. “It’s a huge honor, and it’s lovely of them to give it to me. I’ll say it again later, but the real heroes are the people who are staffing those call centers and picking up the phones saving lives every single day.”
The Trevor Project Hero Award recognizes individuals who serve as an inspiration to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Previous recipients of the prize include Nathan Lane, Vanessa Williams and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”).
The Insider adds:
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir also attended to support The Trevor Project — which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth — and said it’s important for gay youth to be able to freely express themselves. “For me it’s important to show all the kids that you can be crazy and dress up like Colonel Sanders and wear your hair crazy, be artistic, be different and there’s nothing wrong with that, you just have to be strong enough to deal with it. Suicide is never the answer, it’s just, it’s all about loving yourself and being strong yourself.”
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