Looking sharp in a suit, actor Josh Hutcherson stepped out in Los Angeles last night (April 21) for the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
During the show, Josh was presented with the Vanguard award, for raising awareness and understanding for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and gay community. Josh has done this through his work with the Straight But Not Narrow campaign he did earlier in the year. Josh is the youngest person to have received a GLAAD award!
Congrats to Josh! If you haven’t already, be sure to watch his Straight but not Narrow video here!
Josh revealed that he had two uncles, who were both gay and passed away from AIDS. “They were in their early thirties, in great shape, but unfortunately they were taken away from us too soon,” Josh shared. “Both passed away at about the time I was born.”
“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,” Josh says on his active role in working for gay rights.
Josh will even be picking up a GLAAD award for all the work he’s done so far!
“This is what my family is most proud of and the same for me, acting is one thing, but actually trying to change the world and the way people think to make people’s lives better? That’s the stuff I’m most proud of.”
Josh will be receiving his GLAAD award this Saturday!
Making girls around the world love him even more, Hunger Games hottie Josh Hutcherson has just adopted a brand new puppy! Some pictures have made their way onto the internet of Josh with his new pooch, which is the newest addition to Josh’s family.
The news of Josh’s adoption appeared on his facebook page where it says, “Way to go Josh! Josh just adopted a Blue Pit puppy from a pit rescue!! Thanks to Josh, he now has a full stomach, warm bed and a loving owner!”
Josh is set to make an appearance this weekend at the GLAAD Awards, where he is set to receive an award for his work with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community! He’s even the youngest person to have received an award.
Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson is being recognized at the upcoming GLAAD Awards for his role in promoting a better understanding of the gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual community. Josh will be presented with an award at the ceremony, which takes place on April 21st.
The GLAAD president released a statement in regards to Josh’s award. Here’s what he had to say:
“Emerging as a leader in a new generation of equality advocates, Josh Hutcherson has consistently used his platform to help young people understand that no one should face discrimination simply because of who they are. Josh’s commitment to achieving equality for every American is a message he carries in his work both on screen and off, earning him the honor of being GLAAD’s youngest-ever Vanguard Award recipient.”
Congratulations to Josh! He can also celebrate the fact that the Hunger Games came in at number 1 in the box office for the 4th week in a row! WOW!
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