Trevor Project Honors Katy Perry with HERO Award

Katy Perry Honored As a Trevor Hero

By Shaun Knittel
Best Gay News Magazine Staff Writer


On December 2, The Trevor Project honored international
super star Katy Perry with the Trevor Hero Award and Audi of America with the
Trevor 2020 Award at “Trevor Live” in Los Angeles, California at the Hollywood Palladium.


This high-profile annual event benefits the life-saving,
life-affirming work of The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention
and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults.


“I am so proud to be honored by The Trevor Project as a
Trevor Hero,” said Katy Perry. “I hope all LGBTQ youth know that they are as
valuable as anyone else, that they are amazing and unique, and make the world a
more vibrant place. Trevor’s life-saving, life-affirming work helps youth find
the future they deserve. I want every young person to choose to have a tomorrow
and to dream for the future.”


“And if they don’t get to hear it enough, I hope they know
that they can pick up the phone to call the Trevor Lifeline, or log on and talk
to someone on TrevorChat,” Perry continued. “It’s okay to ask for help. You are
worth it. Make a pledge to yourself to get help if you need it, because we need
you in our lives.”


“The Trevor Project is proud to have honored Katy Perry with
the Trevor Hero Award and Audi with the Trevor 2020 Award,” said Abbe Land,
Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “Trevor Live is where
entertainment and cultural change align to send a message to young lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth that they deserve a bright
future, and it starts the moment you reach out to The Trevor Project.”


Michael Patrick, Media and Entertainment Communications
manager at Audi I said, “Audi is grateful to be able to help encourage LGBTQ
youth to take pride in themselves and the communities that support them.  Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, and
being a true leader means being unique and being authentic.”


The Trevor Project is the leading national organization
providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The
Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline,
in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy.
Honored by the White House as a Champion of Change, The Trevor Project is a
leader and innovator in suicide prevention.


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