Lady Gaga was honored for her tireless efforts toward LGBT youth at The Trevor Project’s 2011 Trevor Live event at The Hollywood Palladium Sunday.
The star-studded event was a benefit aimed to provide expanded crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
Gaga was presented with the honor by the family of Jamey Rodemeyer, the Buffalo, New York teenager who killed himself in September after enduring constant harassment from schoolyard bullies over his sexuality. Rodemeyer, a huge fan of the Born This Way singer, gained prominence earlier this year after posing a viral video discussing his struggles with his peers.
Google Inc. was also cited by event organizers for their contributions toward the cause.
Many of Hollywood’s brightest stars were front-and-center for the event, including Josh Duhamel & Fergie; LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian; Glee‘s Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Dianna Agron, Harry Shum Jr. and Amber Riley; Avatar stunner Zoe Saldana; former American Idol competitors Kris Allen & Stefano Langone; Dancing with the Stars beauty Julianne Hough; and Star Trek hunk Zachary Quinto.
There were plenty of standout performances as well, including Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka singing “Baby You’re The Top;” Criss singing “It’s Not Unusual;” Miley Cyrus singing “The Climb;” Mary J. Blige singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water;” and Queen Latifah belting out “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” among others.
For more info on The Trevor Project, check out their website at thetrevorproject.org, and follow them on Twitter at @trevorproject.
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