Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (10)

Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (10)

Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (10)

DoorQ.Com | 'Hunger Games' actor is 'Straight But Not Narrow'
 
RSS Feed

'Hunger Games' actor is 'Straight But Not Narrow'

Actor Josh Hutcherson has been lighting up the silver screen this spring as Peeta in The Hunger Games.

And like many actors, he also supports certain personal projects. One that is close to his heart is his Straight But Not Narrow campaign, which is designed to encourage young, straight men to come out in support of their gay peers.

He’s enlisted help of other, young actors like Avan Jorgia, a cast member of the popular Nickelodeon series Victorious, in his campaign to tell straight men that they should have no issue with having male friends who like men. As he says, “Does it really matter that your guy friends like guys over girls? I mean, doesn’t that leave more girls for you?”

“We’ve just gotten it started up, and it’s a very exciting time for us,” says Hutcherson. “And it hits close to home for me. I have a bunch of gay friends in Los Angeles. My roommate’s gay. I lost two uncles when I was young to AIDS, so it’s an important cause in my family.”

Along with Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe’s avid support of the Trevor Project, having other young actors like Hutcherson (and Jorgia) not only support LGBT community, but take an active involvement in making sure bullying of young people -both gay and straight- is eliminated in our culture by starting such a foundation is showing that the stigma many gay youth go through can -hopefully- be swept away.

Leave a Reply

Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (16)

Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (16)

Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (16)