TV personality and human rights advocate Kelly Osbourne will be named Trevor Hero Honoree at the Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE Gala on December 4 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
Abbe Land, director of the Trevor Project, said "Kelly has been a true champion who has been dedicated to raising awareness of issues facing the community of LGBTQ youth. She has particularly supported The Trevor Project's mission to end suicide for all LGBTQ youth."
Osbourne gave this statement in response to the recognition:
This honor carries a very special meaning for me and comes at a crucial time. My entire life I've had the support of the LGBTQ community, and I will forever be there to peacefully fight for you. In these times, now more than ever, where some may feel alone and belittled, we need to come together in unity for love and to fight for tolerance and acceptance. When we put our differences aside and join forces, we grow stronger and our voices grow louder. We all have the right to live, with conviction, a beautiful life full of love and compassion without discrimination. Every life is precious and you are never alone.
Osbourne has long supported the Trevor Project and advocated for LGBTQ youth, and works with generationCURE, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and Cyndi Lauper's 'Give a Damn' campaign in support of her True Colours Fund.
Kelly will release her new memoir, There's No Fucking Secret, early next year.
The Trevor Project is a free 24 hour resource for crisis and suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth. Visit their site and make a donation.