Trevor Project to Honor Daniel Radcliffe with Hero Award


Mar 23, 2011

Posted by John Admin

The AP is reporting that Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) will receive the Trevor Project‘s Hero Award at a ceremony in New York City this June.

Radcliffe has been a strong supporter of the Trevor Project for the past couple of years, an organization “for suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youths.”

In response to the announcement, Radcliffe told the AP:

“It’s fantastic. 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 honor.”

The Trevor Hero Award is presented to individuals who have served as an inspiration and increased visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community. Past recipients include Vanessa Williams, Nathan Lane, and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

34 Responses to Trevor Project to Honor Daniel Radcliffe with Hero Award

Avatar ImageHPlover11 says: Dan is definitely a great person.Congratulationns to him!Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Congratulations. It's great that a young man like Dan uses his influence to help others in this way.Avatar Imagecloethebelatrixlover says: Nice job, Dan!Avatar Imagelotusm says: Congratulations Dan! It's a great charity and he has brought a lot of positive attention to it.Avatar ImageMyNameIsFredWeasley says: Yayyy!!!!Avatar ImageCDR says: Congratulationns,Dan!!!!Avatar Imagekbicprez says: Dan's work for the Trevor Project has been really inspirational. He's quite a guy!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: It wasn't so many years ago that taking up such a cause would be regarded as 'sticking your neck out' and jeopardizing your career. It's heartening to know that attitudes are finally beginning to change. By the time the young people of Dan's generation are running things, anti-gay discrimination should finally be a thing of the past. Huzzah! And what's extra-nice about this is the fact that Dan himself is probably a little embarrassed to be so honored, figuring that his contribution has been minor compared to the number of hours that other, unsung people put into the cause. But there is definitely great value is being willing to be the figurehead, when you are a public persona widely admired by youngsters. Now, if only every kid who reads about this would take the pledge to confront their peers anytime they hear them use the word 'gay' to put somebody down!Avatar ImageCCB5Potterfan34 says: This is wonderful! Dan is a very special person and he does deserve it. Good for him. Way to go Daniel!! And the comment above is true, all should stand with Dan and work for gay rights in all ways.Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: He supported the cause way before it became a "fad" among celebrities to support it. It's something he believes in and lives by. Hat's off to you, Dan!Avatar ImageHogwartsExpress934 says: Dan , I will ask you only one question : are you a gay ? ://Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Congratulations Dan!! Well deserved!Avatar Imagecrikeyhunter says: Another reason he is such a great role model. Can't wait to see the show next month.....and the Harry Potter museum in Times Square! Lucky me!Avatar Imagegreenfinch says: So deserving- Dan is a really wonderful role model of what it is to be in the business and still be a really good person.Avatar Imageanghela_DA.14 says: He Desrves everything that he achieved,,.. in any field or what.. that's why i never regret to be one of your ultimate fan!♥Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: congrats dan!Avatar ImageGene L. says: Nice to know that people are getting rid of their prejudice against homosexual, I mean it's completely rubbish! Dumbledore is gay and see how great he is!Avatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: Congratulations, Daniel!Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Congrats,Dan! You're great!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: CongratulationsAvatar ImageGryffindor Lioness101 says: Congradulations Dan! Avatar Imagebudgie says: A good and brave person; congratulations Dan.Avatar ImageMiss.Weasley says: Congrats! You did a splendid jobAvatar ImageEva Hedwig says: Harry Potter and Dan, what a nice twin couple of young loving and caring rolemodells both are very concerned about others and do loads of things to help people survive and have a happy live. Go Dan go, you are great and inspiring. Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: Awesome for Daniel, but also kudos to the Trevor Project for honoring a straight guy for all he's done - it's frustrating sometimes when causes feel they should only honor insiders, when sometimes others actually do more for them.Avatar ImageLeeann says: Great for him!Avatar ImageAbbyWeasley says: Congratulations Dan!Avatar ImageFresca says: This is a well deserved honour for Dan. Suicide prevention is sooo important! I wish more celebrities would do what he has done.Avatar Imagehewy says: He's truly a hero for taking a stand for the Trevor project! Way to go Dan!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Congrats Daniel, you deserve as others would have thought it a risky move for your career. Which is obviously nonsense, death to prejudiceAvatar ImageButterfly_Boy says: Trevor Project is very wonderful, as is Dan for his continued support. It's so nice he's been honoured in this way. He's an amazing role model and a good person!Avatar ImageethanHP says: We have to be so proud of Daniel, he is doing wonderful things. I admire his courage and determination, if more young straight actors were so brave and took themselves less seriously like Daniel does, this would be a better world. Lets hope they take his example and start helping too.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Isn't that just spiffing?Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Of course, Daniel is amazing and he deserves that! =]

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