Josh Hutcherson practices safety first as he puts his helmet on after arriving on a flight at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Thursday (July 7).
The 23-year-old actor returned from a short trip to Atlanta, where he spoke at the PowerOn campaign launch, which provides LGBT youth access to computers and important online resources.
Speaking with GAVoice.com, Josh opened up about how organizations like Straight But Not Narrow can help in the wake of the tragedy of the Orlando shooting.
“It’s all about empathy and understanding because there is no science anywhere that shows that being gay is a choice. Nothing. And so it doesn’t make sense logically to hate somebody for who they were born as,” Josh shared. “So especially now in the aftermath of something like Orlando, reaching out to the straight community and trying to get their support as a straight community is massively important to show the LGBTQ community that we’re not all like that.”
He added, “In a way, after these kinds of tragedies, it’s like a trampoline for these kinds of organizations because all of a sudden people get pissed off about what happened and they want to go and find a way to support, so hopefully we’re going to harness some of those people and bring them in to help advocate.”
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