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Lifetime, Weaver To Be Honored By Trevor Project

Lifetime Networks and Sigourney Weaver, star of the network's upcoming telefilm Prayers for Bobby, will be honored by the Trevor Project, the operator of a national suicide prevention helpline for gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

The award is given to individuals and companies that inspire the LGBT community. The award will be presented during the group's Cracked Xmas fundraising event at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Dec. 7.

Weaver will receive the Trevor Life Award, in part, for her role as Mary Griffith in the upcoming Lifetime movie, which "drives home a message about the harmful and potentially life-shattering effects of intolerance and homophobia."

Lifetime will be honored for its history of tackling films that discuss life issues and the impact of homophobia, such as What Makes a Family, The Truth About Jane and A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story. Past recipients of this award have included Clear Channel Communications and HBO.

Prayers for Bobby,
which is also co-produced by Weaver, is about a very conservative and religious woman who begins to question her beliefs when her gay son commits suicide.