Monday, March 1, 2010

Give'em Hell, Harry

The Associated Press is reporting that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has filmed a public service announcement to combat homophobia.  The PSA was filmed by The Trevor Project, an organization that focuses on suicide prevention for LGBT youth.  Said Radcliffe, "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."

Radcliffe also made a substantial financial donation to the organization.  The announcement is scheduled to air sometime this spring.

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