Katy Perry Shines at 2012 Trevor Live Event

Posted Monday December 3, 2012 10:56 AM GMT

She’s no stranger to blessing others, and Katy Perrywas the guest of honor at last night’s (December 2) 2012 Trevor Live Event in Hollywood.

The “Hot N Cold” songstress was sizzling in a nude dress as she mingled with some famous friends at the Hollywood Palladium prior to receiving her Trevor Hero Award.

Of their decision to highlight Ms. Perry, Trevor Project executive director/CEO explained, “We're honoring her because, really, she has done so much to empower youth.”

“A couple years ago when, unfortunately, a lot of young suicides made the news … and there was a very visible presence of suicide, Katy stepped up and was out there in the community, speaking against it.

“Her support of marriage equality -- and equality for everyone, really -- is one of the many reasons we're supporting her as our hero this year. Her song Firework is all about empowering youth to just be who they are, and that's what we try to do is make sure that when a young person reaches out to us. We are there to say, ‘The way you are is perfect. Just be the way you are.’”

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