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Susan Sarandon To Receive Trevor Project's Hero Award

6/20/2012 1:48pm EDT

Susan Sarandon

Actress Susan Sarandon is set to be honored by a top suicide prevention organization for her efforts championing gay rights.

Stanley Tucci will present the Thelma & Louise icon with the Trevor Project's Hero Award at a star-studded gala in New York on Monday, in recognition of her support for the cause.

Sarandon says, "It is truly an honor to be recognized by The Trevor Project as a Trevor Hero.All people deserve respect, and young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender deserve to know that there are people who care for them and who are fighting to make this world a better and more accepting place for them."

Previous recipients of the award include Lady Gaga and Daniel Radcliffe.

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