Lady Gaga To Be Honored As LGBT ‘Hero’

Trevor Project will present singer with their Hero Award at December event.

Lady Gaga has never been shy about her feelings for the LGBT community — she’s perhaps the biggest and most A-list advocate for LGBT youth. Now her work with the community is earning her some recognition.

At this year’s annual Trevor Live event, the singer will be honored by the Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization that offers suicide-prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. Gaga will receive the Trevor Hero Award, Press Party reports. The organization will also recognize Google Inc. with the Trevor 2020 Award.

“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,” David McFarland, interim executive director and CEO of the Trevor Project, said in a statement.

“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.”

Gaga and her mother recently started the Born This Way Foundation , which will focus on “youth empowerment and equality by addressing issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development and will utilize digital mobilization as one of the means to create positive change.”

The Trevor party is set to go down on December 4 at the Hollywood Palladium. Gaga won’t be the only A-lister on hand at the big show.

Fergie, Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus, Gleeks Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, Julianne Hough and “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello are just a few of the stars slated to appear.
Criss made headlines last year when he was joined onstage by Katy Perry at the event. The two performed her track “Teenage Dream,” which he had famously covered on “Glee.”