March 2, 2010

Harry Potter and the Homophobic Haters...


Kudos to Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe for standing tall and brave!

According to http://www.thehuffingtonpost.com/ and other media outlets, the young actor has just filmed a public service announcement for The Trevor Project, the leading organization working on suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth.

Radcliffe grew up knowing lots of gay people, and it wasn't until he was older that he even heard of homophobia. "I have always hated anybody who is not tolerant of gay men or lesbians or bisexuals," he says. "Now I am in the very fortunate position where I can actually help or do something about it... 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."

10 comments:

Michael Rivers said...

I love that he speaks out. Wonderful to see!

WannabeVirginia W. said...

Way to go Mr. Radcliffe!

Rusty Hoe said...

Way to go from Daniel Radcliff. So sad that we still have such horrendous intolerance that for some suicide seems the only way out. We all need to support this.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Kudos Daniel, Kudos.

Stefanie said...

Pathetic that this world is filled with such ignorance that there is a need.

Fabulous that there are people willing to spend their time combating that stupidity.

Paul Benjamin said...

Yay! Another straight ally! It's great to see another influential person with an open-mind and a kind heart.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

It's great to read this. Hurray for Harry Potter!

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J@v@JuNKo said...

cool...if only more kids were as intelligent as this guy...

Rick Modien said...

I have a post on my blog that celebrates how open-minded Daniel is too. From what I can tell, you and I like to capture some of the same types of ideas on our blogs. Great minds, you know.

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