by Ali Berman
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On June 11th in New York City, Daniel Radcliffe will receive The Trevor Project’s Hero Award for his good work with the organization.

The Trevor Project seeks to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing a twenty-four hour crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs.

Radcliffe has donated to the organization and filmed a PSA to spread the message about their important work.

In the past, Radcliffe said about The Trevor Project, “It’s extremely distressing to consider that in 2009 suicide is a top three killer of young people, and it’s truly devastating to learn that LGBTQ youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. It’s vitally important that young people understand they are not alone and, perhaps even more important, that their young lives have real value.”

Radcliffe has since said that The Trevor Project is “absolutely one of the most important, if not the most important, thing that I’m associated with.”

Congratulations to Daniel on this award and for helping this non profit get the word out to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth about these hotlines.

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About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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