Daniel Radcliffe to Appear in Gay Suicide Prevention Campaign

Posted by PZ on February 27th, 2010

Daniel Radcliffe will appear in a public service announcement to prevent suicide in gay,lesbian and bisexual teenagers. The Harry Potter star spoke about the campaign, which is organised by The Trevor Project, stating that he was happy that he could be a part of the campaign, and he also explained the reason why took part:

“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.”

Daniel also said that he grew up not really realising that homophobia exists until he went to school:

“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.”

I think this is a great campaign for Daniel to get involved in and it is admirable that he’s not afraid to speak up about such a sensitive issue.

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