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Trevor Project to Honor Daniel Radcliffe with Hero Award

Posted by: Stephanie_J
March 23, 2011, 02:06 PM

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.

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98 Points

Dan is definitely a great person.Congratulationns to him!

Posted by HPlover222 on March 23, 2011, 02:39 PM report to moderator
11773 Points

Congratulations. It’s great that a young man like Dan uses his influence to help others in this way.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on March 23, 2011, 03:50 PM report to moderator
346 Points

Nice job, Dan!

Posted by cloethebelatrixlover on March 23, 2011, 04:18 PM report to moderator
35 Points

Congratulations Dan! It’s a great charity and he has brought a lot of positive attention to it.

Posted by lotusm on March 23, 2011, 04:31 PM report to moderator
3985 Points


Posted by CDR on March 23, 2011, 04:39 PM report to moderator
6352 Points

Dan’s work for the Trevor Project has been really inspirational. He’s quite a guy!

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on March 23, 2011, 04:42 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

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!

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on March 23, 2011, 04:56 PM report to moderator
94 Points

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.

Posted by CCB5Potterfan34 on March 23, 2011, 05:36 PM report to moderator
667 Points

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!

Posted by chikitcorpuzvesterbaek on March 23, 2011, 05:56 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Congratulations Dan!! Well deserved!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on March 23, 2011, 07:15 PM report to moderator
187 Points

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!

Posted by crikeyhunter on March 23, 2011, 08:21 PM report to moderator
254 Points

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.

Posted by andarocketship on March 23, 2011, 08:22 PM report to moderator
524 Points

congrats dan!

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on March 23, 2011, 10:45 PM report to moderator
748 Points

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!

Posted by Gene *ROAR* on March 24, 2011, 01:16 AM report to moderator
3158 Points

Congratulations, Daniel!

Posted by potternotrotter on March 24, 2011, 02:19 AM report to moderator
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