This means quite a bit, coming from him!
Daniel Radcliffe, who has long been an avid supporter of LGTB rights, is the latest to speak out against in response to the recent string of gay teens committing suicides, and is begging confused and troubled young people to reach out to someone before it's too late!
He says in a statement:
"Learning about the suicide deaths of Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Asher Brown, Billy Lucas and Justin Aaberg has been heartbreaking for me. These young people were bullied and tormented by people that should have been their friends. We have a responsibility to be better to each other, and accept each others' differences regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ability, or religion and stand up for someone when they're bullied. When a friend is feeling depressed or says they're thinking of killing themselves, we must take it seriously and get them help. My deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of these excellent young people. And to all the young people who are being bullied right now, you are not alone. Call the Trevor Lifeline at 866 4-U-TREVOR, because there's always someone there who will listen and who can help."
Click (above) to watch a clip of the actor discussing his involvement with the Trevor Project, which is an AMAZING resource if you're confused about your feelings and don't know where to turn!
Thanks for the words, bb! Such an inspiring young man!
It gets better!!! Please don't forget that!
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