Sunday, February 28, 2010

Harry Potter and the Gay Deathly Hallows

     One more reason to love Harry Potter and Equus star, Daniel Radcliffe: he has joined the Trevor Project's battle to prevent the suicides of LGBTQ youth.

     Towleroad reports:
     In August, I reported that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe had made a major donation to The Trevor Project, the non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide suicide-prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. On Friday, he shot a PSA for the group which will air this spring.
     In an interview with E! Online, Radcliffe stated:
    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...Now I am in the very fortunate position where I can actually help or do something about it...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.  
     Thank you, Daniel, for being a role model for homo and hetero alike.  Your on-screen mentor, the very gay Dumbledore would be very proud. 

     The Trevor Helpline: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

Daniel Radcliffe Comes Out in Support of Trevor Project

Daniel Radcliffe ♥ Trevor

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer

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