Lady Gaga's ongoing support of the LGBT community was recognized Sunday at Trevor Live, an event benefitting the Trevor Project.
The organization, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to youth under the age of 24, honored Gaga at L.A.'s Hollywood Palladium with the Trevor Hero Award. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gaga was honored for "being an inspiration to youth and increasing visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community."
On stage at the FIJI Water sponsored event, Gaga was introduced by the family of the Jamey Rodemeyer, who committed suicide earlier this fall after suffering from years of bullying. In September, Gaga honored Jamey at Vegas' iHeartRadio Music Festival when she dedicated a song to the late 14-year-old.
"You're a lesson to all of us," Gaga explained in Vegas (via The Hollywood Repoter), while a video of Jamey played in the background. "I know it's a bit of a downer, but sometimes the right thing is more important than the music."
Gaga seemed just as dedicated to putting the message-over-music on Sunday.
"This award means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win," the singer said accepting her Hero award.
Additionally, (via The Washington Post) how, "I appreciate this award so much. But truthfully, I am not the hero. The hero is Jamey."
Gaga recently formed the Born This Way Foundation with her mother in the hopes of empowering youth to accept themselves. She has also vowed to make bullying a hate crime.
The day after the singer accepted her award from Trevor Project, she continued her work towards equality by sending a video response to a teen in Canada. The boy had reached out to the "Edge of Glory" singer in the hopes of ending bullying.
"It is important that we push the boundaries of love and acceptance," Gaga states in the video. "It's important that we spend tolerance and equality for all students."