By Jeremy Kinser
Originally published on Advocate.com November 17 2011 8:38 PM ET
Lady Gaga will be honored by the Trevor Project for helping "young people express their true selves with pride.”
Gaga will receive the Trevor Hero Award December 4 during the Trevor Live fund-raiser in Hollywood. “Our young people are at the center of a health crisis, and vocal leaders like Lady Gaga and technology leaders like Google Inc have stepped up to help change our culture,” David McFarland, interim executive director and CEO of the Trevor Project, says in a statement. “Our honorees are working with the Trevor Project to make a better today and a brighter tomorrow for youth. We are proud to honor Lady Gaga with the Trevor Hero Award and Google Inc. with the Trevor 2020 award for their work to help young people express their true selves with pride.”
The event, billed as "an evening of irreverent comedy, music, and awards," will be directed by Adam Shankman and feature performances by Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Darren Criss, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and others.
Partly due to the announcement of her Born This Way Foundation, Gaga has also topped an online poll by U.K. charity Stonewall of celebrities who are doing the most work to combat antigay bullying. Gaga received 46% of the vote while Ben Cohen came in second with 41%.
The busy musician also offered fans a preview of the highly anticipated video to her new single, "Marry the Night," called "The Prelude Pathetique." Gaga narrates footage of herself wearing a shaggy brunet wig being guided on a hospital gurney by two nurses. In it she tells viewers she tipped the gauze caps worn by the nurses to the side because “I think it’s romantic.”
To purchase tickets to Trevor Live, go here. Watch a preview of "Marry the Night" below.