A-List Activism

Daniel Radcliffe Films PSA for Gay Teens

Daniel Radcliffe is lending his face to a public-service announcements for the Trevor Project, a hotline aimed at preventing suicide in gay teens. The Harry Potter star filmed the spots this week and said the decision to get involved came from his background growing up in acting circles, the New York Daily News reports. "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," he said. "And then I went to school and [for] the first time ... I came across homophobia. ... I had never encountered it before. It shocked me.” The project was founded by the makers of the film Trevor, which focuses on the suicide of a gay teenager. “I’ve always hated anybody who is not tolerant of gay men or lesbians or bisexuals,” said Radcliffe. “Now I am in the very fortunate position where I can actually help or do something about it.”