Katy Perry Honored for Championing LGBT Community [PHOTOS]

Trevor Project 'Hero Award'

  on October 31 2012 1:25 PM

Superstar singer Katy Perry will receive the "Hero Award" from "The Trevor Project," a suicide prevention organization in the United States.

The annual society event will be held in Hollywood on December 2 and is touted to be directed by "Rock of Ages" director Adam Shankman.

Katy Perry has been supporting the group devoted to giving aid to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people who suffer especially from emotional crises. According to a statement released by the Trevor Project, the 28-year-old singer will be given the award "for empowering youth and increasing visibility and understanding of the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) community."

The pop star has been described "as an ally for the LGBT community, Perry has supported equality and the freedom to marry. She inspires LGBT youth to find their spark through her video "Firework." Perry strives to let youth know they have value, and by being themselves, they can be anything."

"The Trevor Project is proud to honor Katy Perry with the Trevor Hero Award. Her message inspires and empowers youth to know they have value and that they are deserving of equality, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity," Executive Director and CEO of the Trevor Project, Abbe Land, said.

Upon hearing the announcement, Katy Perry gratefully responded to the recognition that she is about to receive.

"I'm honored that The Trevor Project has selected me to receive the Trevor Hero Award. Their work has inspired me since 2010, and I know they help save lives. Everyone deserves a wonderful, fulfilled life. Our sexual orientation or gender identity doesn't change the spark and beauty within," Katy Perry said in an issued statement.

Other famous celebrities who accepted the "Hero Award" in the past are Lady Gaga, Daniel Radcliffe and Susan Sarandon.

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