Actor Daniel Radcliffe will be honoured with the Trevor Hero Award for preventing suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. The Harry Potter star, 21, has worked closely with the Trevor Project over the past few years and created awareness among the youths.
Daniel Radcliffe has expressed his gratitude for recognising him for the honour Trevor Hero Award, which will be given to him in a Big Apple ceremony in June. "The fact that they think of what I've done by promoting awareness of the Trevor Project itself and the issues that it works to promote and help is a great honour," the New York Daily News quoted Radcliffe as saying.
Meanwhile, the Broadway star pointed out that the real heroes were those involved in the organization's day-to-day efforts to save lives. He added, "The people that are doing the heroic things are the people answering phones 24 hours a day in the Trevor call centres."
However, the Trevor Project was founded in 1998 by filmmakers James Lecesne, Peggy Rajski and Randy Stone. The organisation has been instrumental in helping gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual youths and tries to raise awareness and prevent suicides. Daniel Radcliffe has been a spokesperson for it since 2009 and has helped to get its message out to the public.