By Ashley Parker on
How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris is to be honored by The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Along with Harris, AT&T Inc will be honored at Cracked Xmas 12, which takes place on December 6 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Cracked Xmas is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser. It brings top entertainers together to support the organization’s programs.
Harris has become a compelling example for LGBTQ youth. He will be given the Trevor Life Award, which annually honors an individual who is an inspiration to LGBTQ youth through example, support, volunteerism, and/or occupation.
Harris said, “For many years, I have been a passionate and enthusiastic supporter of The Trevor Project’s lifesaving work, and I’m deeply honored to be recognized by an organization which has such a vital mission. Everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to live their lives proudly as exactly who they are. I’m hopeful that in accepting this award, and in helping to build further awareness of the Trevor Project’s resources, I can in some small way make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth.”
Charles Robbins, executive director and CEO of The Trevor Project, said he applauds Harris for “having the courage and conviction to set positive examples for young people, and for inspiring them to take pride in themselves and each other.”
The Trevor Project works to save lives through its free and confidential helpline, in-school workshops, education materials, online resources and advocacy. To find out more, visit www.TheTrevorProject.org.
Copyright © 2009 Look to the Stars