Josh Hutcherson talks tolerance and his fight for LGBT equal rights
A few days ago, Josh Hutcherson talked to E! Online about being honored by the GLAAD Media Awards for his fight for LGBT equal rights. He revealed he had two gay uncles that he never got to know, since they died from AIDS in their early thirties. “My mom has always been a big advocate, especially in the gay, lesbian, transsexual and bisexual community so for me it’s always been a part of my soul,” he said.
“It’s something I’ve believed in since the day I was born,” said Hutcherson last night to Zap2It from the GLAAD Media Awards gala. “My family was very much into equal rights for all people, different races, sexuality, whatever. And I just think that I was raised with the ability to feel comfortable with whoever I was, and just to know people aren’t raised with that kind of belief is just sad. So, I wanna try and change that as much as possible.”
“I’m sick of saying the words gay and lesbian,” Hutcherson said to E! Online last night. “It’s just people. One day I want my son to come home from school and be like, ‘Dad, I found this guy and I love him.‘ And I’ll be like, ‘Yes, you do and that’s OK!‘ I so want that.”
Josh mentions how even when he’ll continue to do movies, this is what he wants to do with his life: to change the world and help changing what people think. To encourage everybody to be themselves.