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Radcliffe gets Trevor Project award

Daniel Radcliffe looks forward to a tolerant world where young people grow up unaffected by differences in sexual orientation.

For the past couple of years, the Harry Potter star has been doing his part to make that a reality with his work with the Trevor Project, the leading US organisation for suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youths.

For his contribution, Daniel is being honoured with the organisation's Hero Award at a ceremony in New York in June.

"It's fantastic," Daniel said. "The fact that they think of what I've done by promoting awareness of the Trevor Project itself and the issues that it works to promote and help is a great honour."

Past Hero Award recipients include screen and stage actor Nathan Lane, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and Ugly Betty actress Vanessa Williams.

While privileged to be a part of this group carrying forward the organisation's life-saving work, Daniel said he feels a little bashful about it, too.

"The people that are doing the heroic things are the people answering phones 24 hours a day in the Trevor call centres," he said. "I think that out of everything that I've done so far in my career, I think this is absolutely one of the most important, if not the most important, thing that I'm associated with."

Daniel, currently appearing in the Broadway revival of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," says audience members often acknowledge his work with the organisation.

"I meet people at the stage door every night that thank me for what I'm doing with the Trevor Project," he said proudly.

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