Video: Daniel Radcliffe’s ad on gay youth suicide rates
Actor Daniel Radcliffe has filmed a public service announcement on behalf of a gay charity.
The Harry Potter star is a supporter of the Trevor Project, a charity which supports LGBT young people who are at risk of suicide.
The Trevor Project runs a 24-hour helpline for US callers and also offers help through school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy.
In the 30-second clip, Radcliffe tells LGBT teenagers about the helpline and concludes: “Be proud of who you are.”
Charles Robinson, the executive director and chief executive of the Trevor Project, said: “LGBTQ youth suicide is a preventable epidemic, and at the Trevor Project, we know that community education is the key to combating these devastating statistics.
“Because this PSA features Daniel Radcliffe, it has the incredible power to educate communities and spread the word to youth that help is always available and that it is okay to reach out for support.”
Radcliffe said: “I believe that The Trevor Project has a universal mission of acceptance that is so profound.
“If this brief PSA makes even one lost and alone young person aware of the Trevor Helpline and the lifesaving support it offers, then it will have been an endeavor well worth making.”
The actor, 20, has been the subject of gay rumours in the last few years but has shrugged them off.
He said in March: “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.”
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