Amanda's Stenberg has been an audience favorite since playing Rue in The Hunger Games. And since coming out as sexually fluid, she's become a champion for queer people of color.
Next month, The Trevor Project will honor Stenberg with the Youth Innovator Award at the 20th anniversary TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Gala. The award recognizes Stenberg for her efforts to raise awareness and start a dialogue around topics like cultural appropriation, intersectional feminism, biracial identity, sexual identity, and gender, to name a few.
"I'm so profoundly honored to be recognized by The Trevor Project, an organization I admire and whose work is so critical," Stenberg said. She can currently be seen in The Hate U Give, based on Angie Thomas' young adult novel of the same name, which delves into topics of systemic racism and police brutality "Now, more than ever, it's crucial that LGBTQ youth have a safe space where they can find a sense of being when they feel lost or alone."
The Trevor Project is the world's largest organization that provides crisis and suicides prevention for LGBTQ youth. TrevorLIVE celebrates those in entertainment and the corporate world who foster this mission.
"We're excited to honor Amandla for consistently using her platform to advocate for LGBTQ young people," said Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project. "The evening is sure to be a fun and memorable celebration of The Trevor Project's life-saving work on our milestone 20th anniversary."
Hosted by Eugene Lee Yang, the event will also honor AT&T Mobility & Entertainment President David Christopher with the 20/20 Visionary Award, as well as Ryan Murphy and the cast of Pose. The TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Gala takes place December 2 at the Beverly Hilton. Find more info here.