If you watched the February 21, 2012 “On My Way” episode of Glee and didn’t fast-forward through the commercials, then you saw Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in his second public service announcement for The Trevor Project. The episode was about the devastating affects of bullying, and the PSA offered support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) young people through the Trevor Lifeline (1-866-488-7386).
“We are very excited to premiere this life-saving PSA featuring Daniel Radcliffe during prime time on one of the most popular shows on television,” stated David McFarland, Interim Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “The opportunity to reach millions of LGBTQ youth, their families and friends during a show like Glee with a message to reinforce that it is okay to reach out for help when you need it can truly help save lives.”
Radcliffe’s been actively involved with The Trevor Project since 2009 and was recently recognized by the non-profit organization as a Trevor Hero for his support. “My work with The Trevor Project has taught me that the best thing I can do as a straight ally is show my support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. When we let someone know that we accept them for who they are and that we are safe to talk to, we can help save lives. It’s as simple as that,” said Daniel Radcliffe.
Watch the PSA:
About The Trevor Project:
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change,” The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention. Learn more at TheTrevorProject.org.
Source: The Trevor Project – February 21, 2012