Daniel Radcliffe has been vocal about his distaste for homophobia in the past, but now the star of the “Harry Potter” film franchise is gearing up to make a PSA speaking out against the matter and promoting the cause of gay suicide prevention. The actor, who recently participated in a reading of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really trying and is rumoured to be starring in a forthcoming Broadway revival of the show, said the following of his involvement in the PSA:
Well said, Mr Radcliffe! Here’s a transcription of his words in case this clip disappears, as is sometimes prone to happen on YouTube:
I grew up knowing a lot of gay men and it was just never something that I even thought twice about – that some men were gay and some weren’t…. 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 about this as well… This is probably the thing I’m most passionate about.
The PSA that Radcliffe filmed is for The Trevor Project, a prominent organisation focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Find out how you can support them by visiting their site today.