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The Trevor Project to Launch Trevor Hero Week, Inspired by Daniel Radcliffe


In celebration of Trevor Hero honoree, Daniel Radcliffe, who was recently honored by The Trevor Project as a vocal ally for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people in crisis, the suicide prevention organization will launch "Trevor Hero Week" online. Beginning Independence Day, July 4, 2011, supporters of The Trevor Project will be encouraged to share 2-3 minute video stories of their heroes online. The videos will be aggregated through and shared through the organization's social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and as a source of inspiration for youth in crisis.

Trevor Hero Week harnesses the energy of this past Monday's New York benefit event, "Trevor Live" at Capitale, presented by ING, which honored Radcliffe as a Trevor Hero, and corporate leader Ernst & Young LLP with the "Trevor 2020" award. This high-profile event featured appearances by Samantha Bee, Joel Burns, Mark Consuelos, Brad Goreski, John Larroquette, Don Lemon, Seth Numrich, Amy Poehler, Kelly Ripa, Steve Schirripa, Johnny Weir, Robin Williams, and the PS22 Staten Island Youth Choir.

"We are very excited to launch Trevor Hero Week, in honor of Trevor Heroes like Daniel Radcliffe and the thousands of allies, parents, teachers, counselors and caring individuals who let young people who are LGBTQ know they are loved and supported," said David McFarland, Interim Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. "Following Trevor Live at Capitale, when so many hundreds of friends, family and allies came out in support of LGBTQ youth in crisis, we feel Trevor Hero Week can engage all people to show that heroes reside in every town, city and community across this country and around the world."

Trevor LIVE at Capitale, presented by ING is the signature annual event of The Trevor Project and was celebrated on Monday, June 27, 2011 in New York City. This Pride Month event supports The Trevor Project's lifesaving initiatives, including its free and confidential lifeline, suicide prevention workshops, education and advocacy.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

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