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Daniel Radcliffe laments on suicides amongst gay youth in new statement
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Written by Red   
Monday, 04 October 2010 14:24

In a public statement, Daniel Radcliffe spoke about how saddened he was when hearing about the suicides of gay youths Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Asher Walker, Billy Lucas and Justin Aaberg, and the hope that The Trevor Project will help those in the same position.

"Learning about the suicide deaths of Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Asher Walker, Billy Lucas and Justin Aaberg has been heartbreaking for me. These young people were bullied and tormented by people that should have been their friends," Radcliffe said. "We have a responsibility to be better to each other, and accept each others' differences regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ability, or religion and stand up for someone when they're bullied."

"When a friend is feeling depressed or says they're thinking of killing themselves, we must take it seriously and get them help," Radcliffe continued.

"My deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of these excellent young people. And to all the young people who are being bullied right now, you are not alone. Call the Trevor Lifeline at 866 4-U-TREVOR, because there's always someone there who will listen and who can help."

Last Updated on Monday, 04 October 2010 14:29