Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe): LGBT Ally

15 Mar

Good Human Being

It is true. I am such a huge fan of the Harry Potter books. I have read all of them at least once.  I’ve always thought Daniel Radcliffe did a great job as Harry Potter, but today I’m just celebrating what a wonderful human being he is and how he is using his celebrity for social justice.  In the past year he has become involved with the Trevor Project, the organization that is working to try and prevent LGBT teen suicides. In a recent interview with Katie Couric, Radcliffe said:

And the idea that somebody would be victimized because of it, is … is so horrendous and … the fact that I could actually, I’m in a position to have a voice that’s heard on something like that, or at least draw attention to that, is…I feel very fortunate to be able to do so.

How grateful I am to be able to publish something good about an ally to the LGBT community after the very distasteful article I had to publish about the recent teen in Ohio that took his life because of being bullied. Click here to see the full article about Radcliffe.

2 Responses to “Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe): LGBT Ally”

  1. combscp March 15, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    Dan has been a fierce ally, which is really outstanding. I’ve been a huge fan of the Harry Potter series since I was a young kid, and it’s great to see people attached to this wonderful series (Rowling included) come out in support for equality.

    Good post to read today. 🙂

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt March 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

      Thanks, Cory. Yes, I was remiss not to mention how supportive Rowling is, lest we forget that our Dumbledore was gay.

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