Trevor Project Honors Lady Gaga

The pop star will be honored at a special event on Dec. 4

For fans, Lady Gaga is a force to be reckoned with – not only as a performer who sells out arenas, but as an activist who has taken a vocal stand in support of LGBT rights. That’s why on Sunday, December 4, The Trevor Project will honor the pop star with the Trevor Hero Award during Trevor Live at the Hollywood Palladium in California. Google Inc. is also being honored with the Trevor 2020 Award for its advocacy.

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“Our young people are at the center of a health crisis, and vocal leaders like Lady Gaga and technology leaders like Google Inc. have stepped up to help change our culture,” says David McFarland, interim executive director and CEO of The Trevor Project.  “Our honorees are working with The Trevor Project to make a better today and a brighter tomorrow for youth. We are proud to honor Lady Gaga with the Trevor Hero Award and Google Inc. with the Trevor 2020 award for their work to help young people express their true selves with pride.”

He says the award reflects Lady Gaga’s work in increasing the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community – and for being an inspiration to young people who may not always feel like they fit in. The singer and songwriter recently founded the Born This Way Foundation to further empower youth to be proud of who they are through education and entertainment.

Google Inc. will also be honored for its outreach programs and visible online initiatives for LGBT awareness and rights. The company has become a leader in championing LGBT workplace equality over the past decade by advocating for equal policies and benefits for their employees, expanding the presence of their employee resource group globally and supporting the community and youth organizations.

“We are honored and humbled to be recognized with the Trevor 2020 Award,” says Yolanda Mangolini, director of Global Diversity & Inclusion and Talent & Outreach Programs at Google Inc. “We applaud The Trevor Project for their commitment to providing services and creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth in need, and look forward to a continued partnership.”

During Trevor Live, Adam Shankman will return as special guest director for the event, which benefits the organization’s crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBT youth.

And in addition to Gaga, live performances and appearances are also expected from entertainment royalty, like Fergie, Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus, Queen Latifah, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Christina Hendricks, Zachary Quinto and many others.