Lady Gaga to Receive Award for Inspiring Gay Young People

Pop superstar Lady Gaga is to be presented with an award by leading gay organisation The Trevor Project to recognise her campaigning work on behalf of young gay people.

The 25 year-old singer will be recognised for her work with the Trevor Hero Award at the Trevor Live event on 4 December, which will also feature performances from Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah. Google will also receive an award for its pro-gay work at the live fundraiser.

Lady Gaga was one of the most high-profile campaigners against the US military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and has also been outspoken over the bullying of gay teens.

David McFarland, CEO of the Trevor Project, said: "Our young people are at the centre of a health crisis, and vocal leaders like Lady Gaga and technology leaders like Google Inc. have stepped up to help change our culture."

Gaga set up the Born This Way Foundation earlier this month, which aims to combat a number of issues for gay youths from self-confidence, well-being and anti-bullying to mentoring and career development.

Date: 19 November 2011


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