Hunger Games Actor Josh Hutcherson To Receive GLAAD Award

Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson will receive a top honor from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Saturday, April 21st in Los Angeles.

As part of the Los Angeles stop on their annual Media Awards circuit Hutcherson is to receive the Van Guard award, handed to one who increases the visibility and understanding of LGBT folks.

“Emerging as a leader in a new generation of equality advocates, Josh Hutcherson has consistently used his platform to help young people understand that no one should face discrimination simply because of who they are,” said newly christened GLAAD President Herndon Graddick in a statement.

Hutcherson is involved in “Straight But Not Narrow,” a campaign backed by several young actors including “Glee’s” Cory Monteith, encouraging straight youth to accept their LGBT peers.

source: LA Times

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