Pop star Katy Perry will be honored with the “Hero Award” from gay teen suicide prevention organization The Trevor Project for encouraging LGBT youth to be themselves through her songs.
The gala will take place in Hollywood on Dec. 2.
According to a press release, Perry will receive the award “for empowering youth and increasing visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community.” Her song “Firework,” strives to let gay teens know that they have value and that they can be anything, the group says.
For her part, the singer release a statement expressing her gratitude for the award.
“I’m honored that The Trevor Project has selected me to receive the Trevor Hero Award. Their work has inspired me since 2010, and I know they help save lives,” she said. “Everyone deserves a wonderful, fulfilled life. Our sexual orientation or gender identity doesn’t change the spark and beauty within.”
Lady Gaga received the award last year for helping to change the culture, Pink News reported.