New York City, NY – On Monday, June 27, 2011, Daniel Radcliffe will be honored by The Trevor Projectwith the Trevor Hero Award during “Trevor LIVE” at Capitale (130 Bowery, NY, NY). The annual show benefits the life-saving work of The Trevor Project and will also honor Ernst & Young LLP with the Trevor 2020 Award. The event’s presenting sponsor is ING.
Each year following Pride, The Trevor Project, the leading crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, brings together top talent to celebrate and honor leaders and role models for LGBTQ young people. This high-profile event has honored actors and comedians including Kathy Griffin, Neil Patrick Harris and Vanessa Williams and corporate trailblazers such as Levi Strauss & Co., Wells Fargo Bank and CNN for their support of LGBTQ youth.
“Young people deserve to live in a world that accepts them for who they are, regardless of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” said Radcliffe. “As an ally, I’m honored that The Trevor Project has selected me to receive the Trevor Hero Award, and will continue to raise awareness about the life-saving resources they offer for LGBTQ youth.”
A star of stage and screen, Radcliffe has been involved with The Trevor Project since 2009, appearing in public service announcements and making public statements in support of LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Hero Award recognizes an individual who serves as an inspiration to sexual minority youth and increases visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community.
“As our country becomes more in-tune to supporting the needs of LGBTQ youth, it is vastly important to have influential voices model the best ways to do that. Both Daniel Radcliffe and leading professional services organization, Ernst and Young LLP, exemplify that dignity for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, is an innate human value,” said Charles Robbins, Executive Director of The Trevor Project.
"We are honored to be recognized by The Trevor Project as a leader in diversity and inclusion. We owe this honor to the commitment of our employees and our leadership to creating an inclusive work environment that celebrates the individual contributions of our people,” said Kerrie MacPherson, Principal, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP. “We look forward to working with The Trevor Project as it pursues its vital, action-oriented mission.”
Trevor 2020 Award honoree Ernst & Young LLP is committed to creating an inclusive environment, valuing different characteristics including race, background, gender, sexual orientation, or physical abilities. The Trevor 2020 Award recognizes an organization that has supported the LGBTQ community and has increased the visibility and understanding of LGBTQ issues.
Presenting sponsor, ING has been a dedicated supporter of The Trevor Project’s life-saving initiatives since 2010. The organization has recently increased its commitment by presenting Trevor LIVE in both New York and Los Angeles in 2011. “ING is proud to expand our support of Trevor LIVE, serving as this year’s presenting sponsor,” said Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and senior vice president of ING’s Office of Corporate Responsibility and Multicultural Affairs. “While ING is committed to fostering an inclusive environment internally, that commitment also extends externally to the communities we serve. We share in The Trevor Project’s mission of empowerment among the LGBTQ community and support their efforts to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues.”
Trevor LIVE at Capitale in New York is a signature annual event of The Trevor Project. This Pride season event brings together top entertainers and corporate leaders to support the organization’s lifesaving initiatives, including its free and confidential lifeline, suicide prevention workshops, community outreach, advocacy efforts and educational resources. (More at www.thetrevorproject.org/trevorlive)
About The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. For more information, visit www.TheTrevorProject.org.
About Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe is currently starring in the Broadway musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” in the role of J. Pierrepont Finch. Making his Broadway debut in Peter Shaffer’s play EQUUS in 2008, Radcliffe has been honored as Best Leading Actor by the Annual Theatre Fan Choice Awards organized by Broadway World and the annual Broadway.Com Audience Awards, which also awarded him Breakthrough Performance. Radcliffe has also received both Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for his EQUUS performance. He had first played the role in London in 2007, marking his West End debut.
Radcliffe has played the title role in all of the blockbuster films based on J.K. Rowling’s bestselling HARRY POTTER series, which were awarded the Michael Balcon Award for “Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema” at this year’s BAFTA Awards. Radcliffe will star in the upcoming feature THE WOMAN IN BLACK, a horror thriller for Hammer Films. Other credits include DECEMBER BOYS, MY BOY JACK, THE SIMPSONS: TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XXI and EXTRAS. He first appeared on screen in 1999 as the young David Copperfield in the BBC/PBS presentation of the classic Charles Dickens novel.
About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. For more information, please visit www.ey.com.
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About the ING Foundation
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