Busch, Colfer, Harris, Menzel, Radcliffe, Martin and More Speak Out Against Hate Crimes (Video)

PlayBlog   Busch, Colfer, Harris, Menzel, Radcliffe, Martin and More Speak Out Against Hate Crimes (Video)
 
In response to the recent spate of gay teenage suicides, a large number of celebrities, many with theatre backgrounds, have filmed themselves or appeared on the news or in public service announcements, speaking about the importance of not giving in to hate.


Charles Busch (The Divine Sister) filmed a message as part of the It Gets Better project launched by advice columnist Dan Savage, which also inspired a recent YouTube video from the folks on the Wicked national tour. Chris Colfer ("Glee") filmed a public service announcement advocating The Trevor Project, a support hotline for LGBTQ youth, which was also discussed by Daniel Radcliffe ("Harry Potter," Equus, How to Succeed…) in a recent MTV news appearance.

Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother," Assassins, Sweeney Todd) spoke about the issue on MTV News recently, and there have been several PSAs shot on behalf of We Give a Damn, an offshoot of Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund that promotes gay activism and gay-straight alliance. The most recent commercial features Rachael Harris, Elton John (Billy Elliot, Aida), Ricky Martin (Evita), Idina Menzel (Wicked) and Wanda Sykes (Annie in Pittsburgh).

To view the shorts (Colfer's provides The Trevor Hotline phone number, and We Give a Damn includes their website's address), look below:

Busch:

Colfer:

Neil Patrick Harris:

Radcliffe:



Rachael Harris, John, Martin, Menzel, Sykes:

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