Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Brody's Journal... Actor Daniel Radcliffe Tells MTV He Admires Lady Gaga's 'Outspoken' LGBTQ Equality Rights Advocacy

Daniel Radcliffe
Photo Via MTV News
By Brody Levesque (Washington DC) APR 20 | British actor Daniel Radcliffe, in an interview with MTV's Rough Cut programme, says he admires Grammy award winner Lady Gaga's efforts in LGBTQ equality rights advocacy.
The Harry Potter star tells MTV:
"She's very outspoken as well, and it's just about being who you were born as. It's wonderful that other people are coming out from all different spectrums," he said. "I mean, she has a slightly more flamboyant way of putting her point across than I would, and it suits her a lot better than it would me. But we're both aiming for the same thing. But, no, I've never met her."
Radcliffe has been a high profile spokesman for the Los Angeles, California based Trevor Project, to increase public awareness to assist in the prevention of LGBTQ teen suicides through an effective advert campaign. Radcliffe is to be honoured by the Trevor Project this coming June with the organisation's Hero Award.
When asked if he had ever met the flamboyant pop singer, Radcliffe said:
"No, never, although my mom and dad, bizarrely, went to her concert," Radcliffe said with a laugh. "Like, my parents at a Lady Gaga concert, which I just think is the coolest, oddest thing ... they're ahead of me on most things pop culture."
Radcliffe is in New York currently headlining the acclaimed Broadway revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
The Trevor Project's help line is a free and confidential service that offers help 24/7. The trained counselors are always available at (866) 4-U-TREVOR (488-7386) or visit their website,