Dan Radcliffe Lends Support to the Trevor Project


Aug 10, 2009

Posted by EdwardTLC

Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe has given his support to The Trevor Project, a nationwide suicide prevention telephone helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth, by contributing a major donation to the non-forprofit organization. In a press release, the Trevor Project notes the young actor’s support of their Circle of Hope project which involved many major donors who support the group. Dan Radcliffe is quoted in the release as saying:

“I am very pleased to begin my support of The
Trevor Project, which saves lives every day through its critical work… It’s extremely distressing to consider that in
2009 suicide is a top three killer of young people, and it’s truly
devastating to learn that LGBTQ youth are up to four times more likely
to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. I deeply hope my
support can raise the organization’s visibility so even more despondent
youth become aware of The Trevor Helpline’s highly trained counselors
and Trevor’s many other resources. It’s vitally important that young
people understand they are not alone and, perhaps even more important,
that their young lives have real value.”

The Trevor Project, which began in 1998, aims to work towards suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth in the United States. The organization comprises many ventures including “Dear Trevor, an online question-and-answer forum for young people with questions surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity; The Trevor Survival Kit,
an educational kit distributed to schools and youth service providers
to help educators facilitate discussions about suicide, gender identity
and sexual orientation; and TrevorSpace, an online social networking
community for LGBTQ youth, their friends and allies.”

The 24/7 Trevor Helpline can be contacted in the United States by calling 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).

Many thanks to Denise for mailing.

208 Responses to Dan Radcliffe Lends Support to the Trevor Project

Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: I think it's great that Dan is supporting this cause. Maybe it will help people be aware that it is there.Avatar Imagemariapotter says: Once again, Daniel turns up the awesome. I have many gay friends and have heard their stories and struggles when young - Daniel has true grit and guts to support this and truly believes in it - it's not a lame publicity ploy. He talks the talk and walks the walk! You're the best Daniel!Avatar ImageKarliMeaghan says: I love this man more and more each day, specifically because of things like this.Avatar ImageMellzey72 says: I think this is AWESOME!Avatar ImageethanHP says: Hopefully with Dan's support more people will become aware of this organization, and they'll know they are not alone, when you think suicide is it's their only option, it is not, there is always a choice and these people can help. I'm watching the Teen Choice awards and everyone there looks so frivolous and self-centered, they all could learn from our Dan and support and give publicity to causes like this.Avatar Imagegoodegogo says: it's good to stop someone from suicide but I do not believe that gays and stuff is good Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Stopping ANYONE from suicide is important, regardless of race, color,creed, sexual orientation. Hurray for Dan!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I applaud Daniel Radcliffe for making such a generous contribution to supporting this fantastic cause. It is my hope that the money he has provided will help save the lives of many confused and distressed teenagers. That he cares as much as he does about this issue attests to the compassion that fills Mr. Radcliffe.Avatar Imageritaweasley says: As if we needed another reason to love the wonderful, compassionate, thoughtful and talented Mr. Radcliffe.Avatar ImageMosu says: i lve the fact that he did this, those people really suffer a lot throughout their whole lifes.Avatar Imagemonicahp2009 says: While it's great that Dan Radcliffe is helping this organization, it's also important to thank all of the other people who work with this worth while organization.Avatar ImageGwynogs_rabbit says: I love him so much. He is a really wonderful person.Avatar Imageauror12grimm says: Other celebrities could learn from this example. I always think it's nice when wealthy people donate money to charities and helpful organizations. Very good on Dan for supporting causes like this. Avatar Imageauror12grimm says: Other celebrities could learn from this example. I always think it's nice when wealthy people donate money to charities and helpful organizations. Very good on Dan for supporting causes like this. Avatar Imageauror12grimm says: Sorry, I did not mean to post twice. My internet has gone all wonky lolAvatar ImageRin68nyr says: Awesome! He's right though...it needs to be better publicized...I've never heard of the Trevor Group! What a great idea! ErinAvatar Imagebiiigbob says: Dan Radcliffe seems to be a well adjusted young adult uncorrupted by the HOLLYWOOD level of income and attention. BRAVO!!!!!! Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: Goodegogo...the thing is, it's not a choice...I don't care who says it isn't! I grew up with someone who struggled with it, and tried to live his life pretending to be straight, because he DID NOT WANT to be gay! He was an angry person! Once he was able to see that he couldn't live a lie, and he came out, and all of his friends and family supported him, he became a happy, peaceful, person. Not everyone has friends and family like this...those are the people who NEED a group like this. Hooray for the Trevor Group! ErinAvatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: It is nice to see him take a stand in this outreach program.Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: It is nice to see him take a stand in this outreach program.Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: So Generous!!! OMG! Daniel!!! =S ddttm!!!Avatar ImageHouse of Black says: It is a pity that as a smoker, he doesn't realize that his own efforts at self-destruction need an intervention. Richest Teen in the World is also the Stupidest.Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: Our *Dan* continues to be a kind and thoughtful young man who continues to do what is right rather than what is easy. Go *Dan*!Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: i didnt even know there was such a think as a gay suicide hotline. thats depressing :( props for dan for spending his money to save livesAvatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: How wonderful of Dan to support this organization. Anything anyone can do to stop young people from thoughts or the act of suicide is fantastic in my book. I'm very proud of Dan.Avatar Imageneeshaknowsall says: That's so made of awesome! I hope this brings more attention to the program. WAY TO GO, DAN!Avatar Imagestar_fli says: I Applaud Daniel Radcliffe! This makes me very, very happy!!!Avatar Imagegeminidreamatl29 says: I loved Dan Radcliff before this now i love him even more for supporting this cause which i myself as an openly gay man, have donated money before. Suicide in the gay comunity has increased so much it is the leading statistic in suicides and its quite sad that young GLBT youths think thats the only solution. i praise dan so much for this. he is truly a great caring human being. however i am highly offended by one of the post on here someone said its good to stop suicides but gay stuff is wrong. how hypocritical and narrow minded. gay or straight, white or black we are all human beings. we may be different but were not bad people because were diffrent. god loves us all. and he did make us in our image. so he obviously knew what he was doing making gay people. my father is a catholic and very supportive of me he thinks god made homosexuals to control the population. he was totally kidding of course cause he laughed. but anyway way to go dan i love you even more. keep up the good work.Avatar Imagebookishgal says: The Trevor Project is a wonderful organiztion--way to go Dan for your support!Avatar Imagekonfusion says: This made my day. (:Avatar ImageethanHP says: No, House of Black, I think that honor is yours, teen or not teen, you just made the stupidest comment ever, comparing an addiction (which millions of people in all the world have so it must not be so easy to stop it) with the suffering of those who have to live everyday fighting discrimination and incomprehension from those arond them, which many times leads them to want to finish with their lives because they don't see another choice. And it doesn't say much about your intellect either the fact you believe the rubbish tabloids write, of course he is not the richest. And the great thing is the money he has, he spends it in good causes like this too. Can you say the same about yourself? Or the only thing you spend is your time bashing in the internet people you don't even know? Avatar Imagedeadtree says: Good for him. The Trevor Project is wonderful; we need to see more support for organizations that can help young people deal with the struggles they're enduring. Also, I love how eloquent Daniel is. When was the last time you heard a young actor or popstar use a word like "despondent"? Avatar ImagePhylis says: It's vitally important that young people understand they are not alone and, perhaps even more important, that their young lives have real value." Way to go Dan! Young lives do have value!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: a great cause and a great person.Avatar Imageanisia says: Wonderful news :)Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Wow, it's so great that he's using his money to better the world!Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: Good for Dan - glad to hear he supports things like this :)Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: Dan <3 Such an astonishingly bright, compassionate and open young man. Bravo Dan, you're a true jewel in the sea of useless, self-absorbed teenypoppers. I truly wish the best for you and your fellow young Potter actors.Avatar ImagemrscRed says: I think I saw this picture on the tube walls in London... Nicely done Dan !Avatar ImageKissa says: Wow. That just upped my already great respect for Dan by about 76%.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Awesome! Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: Coolio people. So nice of him is it not??? But what if an Irish person or English person not in the USA wants to off themselves???? 'Just cal Samaritans!' OR just do NOT act upon feelings of despair or cowardice from facing all the is good and bad and big and small and long and short and easy and difficult, you should not, I feel, ever give in to a desire to murder, no matter what the reason, person, place, way or time!!!!! Under any circumstances.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: thats good :) its good that hes not stereotypical (as we have found out in the past that hes not :P). and its more worth him donating money to an actual charity than all these celebrities who just wail about it.Avatar ImageRemsyLuck says: Dan shows once again how wonderful he is. I'm glad he's openly supporting this project. Maybe other celebrities are wary of doing it openly cause it's mainly aimed at homosexuals, so I'm glad he stepped out. Bravo, Dan!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: That's great. I love the way Dan is in personality and his moral compass is spot on. Hopefully this should help raise more awarness and help utimately to change people's lives. Suicide is not somebody's only option although, many believe it is and through the money Dan has donated it has an organisation should be greatly helped. People could learn a lot from Dan's genorosity ..... Hoorary for Dan, yet again! :D Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: Once, again [as may have said] Dan Radcliffe "rises to the occasion" and shows he is a compassionate and caring person. I certainly am proud of him. I'm sure his parents are....and everyone who knows [or knows OF him] More celebrities should take his example.do for others, without fanfare, or thought of self! Well done Dan!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: Good for Dan!!Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: its great to see Dan supporting such a great cause and using his money for good rather than evil. good on you, and keep up the great work :DAvatar ImagePaintTheSky says: Good for you Dan, a modern day Hero :) Fortunately, I never had thoughts of suicide while growing up and coming out, but I knew of others who had. @goodegogo- it's that kind of attitude that only encourages a GLBTQ person to end their own life. Please consider wisely what you say. Even if it's your belief, it could seriously harm another.Avatar Imagevicky granger says: It's really great that Dan is supporting a cause like this Especially since not many people know about it, hopefully he'll help make it better know.Avatar Imageele0206 says: OH-I-LOVE-DAN. How can he be so wonderful? Great project. Avatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: aww, that's so sweet, i'm so proud of him!!Avatar Imageclashcityrocker13 says: Neat!Avatar ImageLillylove says: This is such an important organization. I think it is wonderful that Dan is utilizing his prominence to raise awareness on this issue and the services that The Trevor Project offers. It is indeed a deep sadness for all of us when someone feels the world would be a better place if they were not in it. Thanks, Dan...Once again you move up another step in my admiration of you.Avatar ImageHydrus says: Wow. I am very impressed with Mr. Radcliffe. It's as if he researched us while he was here and put his money in a place that get's the least attention. Well done Dan!Avatar Imagebeewell says: I commend Dan on his attitude toward other people regardless of their sexual orientation. He is an awesome person and hopefully with his support others will begin to realize that just because you are not heterosexual does not mean that you are not a person. Way to go Dan!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Great Job Dan!!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: My admiration & respect for Dan just keeps on increasing. Like, it's easy for a celebrity to give money to organizations. But, like many of the other HP actors, Dan gives his time as well as his money, he helps to raise awareness and he is not afraid to say what he thinks. Someone said we must not forget the regular people that work in organizations like the Trevor Project and, this is so true. But, at the same time, by Dan speaking about this project, it has made a whole lot more people aware of the existance of the Trevor Project and brought peoples attention to the issues concerning it. It's a really awesome thing :)Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I saw this on Mugglenet first but still its really nice he does this for people. I don't know why but if a celeb gives a lot of money to charity then I suddenly like them a lot. No matter who! This just makes me like him even more.Avatar Imageclayzy4hp says: This is great, I'm so glad Dan got involved in it. He's a great guy!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Thats nice...Avatar ImageMera004 says: Yayyy! I also agree that this will hopefully help raise awareness because I also haven't heard of the Trevor Project. I'm glad Dan is supporting it! :) Avatar ImageLou_Lovegood says: Daniel Radcliffe seems a truly wonderful person to donate to this chairty and raise awareness, because I'd never even heard of this charity till now. Anything to stop young people committing suicide and to make them feel that they have got something to offer to the world and helping them look towards their future in a postive light is ever so important. Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: Yay way to go Dan!!!!!Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: that's so coolAvatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: a great role model!!Avatar ImageLovelySlytherinWitch19 says: Dan rocks my world again. It's a great cause, and I'm glad he supports it! Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: Woo! Go Dan! =DAvatar ImageC_B_Mia says: Dan does good! this is a problem.. the fact a famous person is involved is real goodAvatar ImageSindi says: Way to go Dan!!! :D Avatar Imagekayzz says: Good job Dan! That's one of the coolest things I've heard all day. That sounds like a great cause, one that I'm sure gets overlooked far too often. Avatar ImageNymphadoraMae says: What an awesome cause for Daniel to support!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: That comment is soo deep and shows what such an amzing person he is that he beileves everyone is imprtant.Avatar ImageGryffindorx says: He's such a generous, nice guy, it seems :D.Avatar ImageGryffindorx says: He's such a generous, nice guy, it seems :D.Avatar Imageharrygetsme says: what a great cause. i've never heard of the trevor project before, but i think it's great that dan's raising the awareness and stepping out for LGBTQ youth. Avatar ImageDaphne Blake says: It's when he does things like this, that makes me a true Dan fanAvatar Imagekbicprez says: I've said so many times before how great a person I think Dan is. I can't say enough about his caring and kindness. Luv you Dan!Avatar ImageplainordinaryboringMuggle says: *does little victory dance for Dan't awesomeness.*Avatar ImageplainordinaryboringMuggle says: Oops, I meant Dan'S.Avatar ImageBroomsnitch says: Dan seems like such a solid guy, totally deserving of all the good things Harry Potter has brought him. I think it's great for him to align himself with this cause..makes me like him even more!Avatar Imagesiriusismyhero says: This is so amazing, I really applaud Dan for getting aboard with this organization.Avatar ImageAlbus Marcos Dumbledore says: That cool he is helping people. he is a great guy Avatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: Dan the Man demonstrates his sheer awesomeness once again- WAY TO GO! <3Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: dan is very generous. ive never heard of it either. its an interesting cause that ive never thought of.Avatar Imagenibbler says: This is great. Thanks Dan! I'm gay and I was suicidal when I was teenager. It can be hard to be teenager but there is even harder to be gay and teenager. http://www.thetrevorproject.org/Avatar Imageclabwag says: Despite the facts so many governments and organisations around the world refuse to support such things, while a twenty-year-old actor willingly gives up his money for he cause. Anyone else feel even less happy with politicians? Avatar Imagefireflys_locket says: This is a great thing. Thanks for all your greatness, Dan. ^_^Avatar Imagegeneliz says: yayyyy, i read about this on perez :) makes me happyAvatar Imagekiwimci says: What an amiable guy Dan is. Love him. I've never heard of this cause before but its fantastic. Teenage life was hard enough, I can't imagine the added stress of sexual orientation confusion. Its a cause that's definitely neededAvatar Imagemiriamk says: This is a wonderful cause for Dan to support and it shows not only what a generous person he is but also what a compassionate and open-minded young man he is too. A lot of big stars would shy away from causes that have anythign to do with the gay community which makes it even more impressive that Dan doesn't let such hang ups get in the way of his supporting a little known cause like this. As important as supporting charities like cancer research, raising money to feed the poor in Africa etc is, it is also very important for an individual to bring to the attention of the world causes like the Trevor Project. A lot of people, myself included, had never heard of this project but now with Dan's support it will help raise awareness of the project and the problems faced by these young people. This is a really grreat thing for Dan to do. Avatar Imageshelbypotter says: Good job Dan!Avatar Imageyr.yasindu says: it is a great workAvatar Imagefantasylover12001 says: Stuff like this is why I think the stars of Harry Potter are awesome. They actually do try and use their influence for good.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: great job, danAvatar ImageEknedah says: It's nice to see actors like Dan to get involved in things like this. I, though, never heard of the Trevor Group. :) I think this is a very wonderful thing, indeed.Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: do they help people to die or to not kill???Avatar ImageMrs.Brisby says: Great man. Great cause. Way to go Dan. :)Avatar Imagenachtweiss says: Go Dan! This is a great cause. I'm so glad that he is helping with this.Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: Is that only for gays???Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: Is this group only for homosexuals I wonder??? I know no one will answer this question, but it has got to be asked.Avatar ImagePaintTheSky says: @Robbie Rowe- It's primarily targeted at GLBTQ individuals, but I highly doubt they would hang up if a straight person gave them a call seeking help.Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: Hmmm... es. Thank you for the reply. I shall not tell you why I ask the questions I do- I just do. I apologize if I wasted your time at all or used up your patience. I shall try my utmost best to comments such things that are just stupid, are they not???

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