Cara Delevingne to Receive Trevor Project's Hero Award at New York Gala

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Cara Delevingne

The actress and model, who has also been outspoken on women's rights and animal conservation, will receive recognition for her ongoing efforts to advocate for LGBTQ rights.

Actress, singer and model Cara Delevingne will be honored by the Trevor Project with its 2019 Hero Award at the organization's June 17 gala.

TrevorLive is an annual fundraising event that celebrates the Trevor Project's work toward ending suicide among LGBTQ youth. The New York event also honors celebrities who have used their platform to advocate for LGBTQ rights, like Delevingne. 

"A 'hero' to me is someone who stands up for what they believe in. They help to make change for those who are underserved or discriminated against," the Suicide Squad actress said in a statement.

Delevingne, who also starred in Paper Towns and Valerian, is one of the icons in whom LGBTQ youth find inspiration and validation, said Trevor Project CEO and executive director Amit Paley.

The exec also said it's even more impactful when celebrities openly share their own experiences about being in the LGBTQ community. 

"We're grateful to Cara for using her voice to inspire so many young people int the LGBTQ community, and we're excited to honor her with this year's Hero Award in celebration of her positive impact and passion," said Paley.

The TrevorLive gala will take place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Additional participants, including the host and performers, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Previous honorees and performers include Ryan Murphy, Tom Ford and Kristin Chenoweth.