Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Harry Potter Star Makes Major Donation to The Trevor Project

Daniel Radcliffe, known to many fans as Harry Potter, has made a large donation to The Trevor Project, a non-profit that operates the country's only suicide-prevention hotline for GLBT youth.

Says Radcliffe, "I am very pleased to begin my support of The Trevor Project, which saves lives every day through its critical work. 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. I deeply hope my support can raise the organization's visibility so even more despondent youth become aware of The Trevor Helpline's highly trained counselors and Trevor's many other resources. It's vitally important that young people understand they are not alone and, perhaps even more important, that their young lives have real value."

Says Charlie Robbins, The Trevor Project's Executive Director, "We're incredibly grateful to Daniel for his truly inspiring and historic generosity and support. He is setting a meaningful example for millions of young people around the world by embracing diversity and demonstrating that he cares deeply about the well-being of LGBTQ youth."

Radcliffe has been a vocal supporter of the GLBT community in the past, and we congratulate him for publicly supporting our friends at The Trevor Project!