The "Harry Potter" actor will be recognized as "an individual who serves as an inspiration to sexual minority youth and increases visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community." The Trevor Project aims to end suicides among LGBTQ youth by providing crisis recourses and positive reinforcement. The Associated Press first reported the news.
Radcliffe previously released a PSA for the Trevor Project, encouraging LGBTQ youth to "be proud of who you are," and made a major donation to the organization in 2009.
The "Trevor Live" ceremony will take place at Capitale, located at 130 Bowery in Manhattan. Previous recipients include Kathy Griffin, Neil Patrick Harris and Vanessa Williams. Ernst & Young LLP will also be honored with the Trevor 2020 Award during the event.
“Young people deserve to live in a world that accepts them for who they are, regardless of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity," Radcliffe said in a statement. “As an ally, I’m honored that The Trevor Project has selected me to receive the Trevor Hero Award, and will continue to raise awareness about the life-saving resources they offer for LGBTQ youth.”
"The people that are doing the heroic things are the people answering phones 24 hours a day in the Trevor call centers. I think that out of everything that I've done so far in my career, I think this is absolutely one of the most important, if not the most important, thing that I'm associated with," Radcliffe told AP.
The young actor is currently headlining the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which will officially open March 27 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Visit How to Succeed.
Here's a look at Radcliffe's PSA for the Trevor Project: