Friday, February 26, 2010

Harry Potter Star Speaks Out On Behalf Of Trevor Project

Daniel Radcliffe has filmed a PSA for the Trevor Project scheduled to air this spring. The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.

The actor states "I grew up knowing a lot of gay men and it was never something that I even thought twice about — that some men were gay and some weren't. And then I went to school and (for) the first time ... I came across homophobia. ... I had never encountered it before. It shocked me."

Radcliffe adds, "I think it's important for somebody from a big, commercial movie series like Harry Potter and particularly because I am not gay or bisexual or transgendered. ... The fact that I am straight makes not a difference, but it shows that straight people are incredibly interested and care a lot about this as well."

You may also recall, Radcliffe made a major contribution to the Trevor Project last fall, and has a serious case of gay face.


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