On Thursday afternoon, the 19-year-old Hunger Games star and Straight But Not Narrow, the anti-bullying organization that he is heavily involved, attended UCLA’s Ally Week which highlights the importance of straight allies for gay youth. Josh and SBNN talked all about how their campaign, (started by Victorious star Avan Jogia) empowers young Hollywood stars to speak out against gay bullying, and why it’s such an important issue.
Passing out Straight But Not Narrow wristbands to UCLA students in order to spread awareness of their cause, Josh posed for a photo with the men of Delta Lambda Phi, an all gay fraternity on UCLA’s campus.
This weekend at GLAAD’s Media Awards, Josh will be honored with the prestigious Van Guard award, which is given to members in the entertainment industry who help increase the visibility and understanding of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, and transgendered) individuals. With all the work Josh does with SBNN, it’s easy to see why this award was a perfect fit for him!
Want to know how you can get involved with SBNN? (Or if you just want a cool wristband or t-shirt!) Head over to their site.