Lil Nas X is being honored by the Trevor Project as the suicide prevention advocate of the year.
Lil Nas X reacted in a statement, saying, “Thank you so much to The Trevor Project for this award and for all they do for the LGBTQ community. Discrimination around sexuality and gender identity is still very real, and our community deserves to feel supported and totally free to be themselves.”
He continued, “I often get messages from fans telling me about their struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts, and it made me realize that this was something bigger than myself. If using my voice and expressing myself in my music can help even one kid out there who feels alone, then it was all worth it.”
We’re thrilled to honor @LilNasX with our Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Award 💖
During #SuicidePreventionMonth, we’re celebrating all you do to support and inspire LGBTQ young people, while raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention in our community 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/iP99q1cIJl
— The Trevor Project (@TrevorProject) September 1, 2021