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Josh Hutcherson Launches New Campaign to Help Rural and Low-Income LGBT Youth

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Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson, in partnership with Straight But Not Narrow, The Trevor Project, and human I-T, has launched Power On - a new campaign to provide low-income and rural LGBT youth with refurbished digital devices. 

OUT reports:

From now through October 16’s Spirit Day, the organizations will be working together to encourage teens to donate their old and unused laptops, tablets, and smartphones to be, through the campaign, refurbished and distributed to LGBTQ resource centers across the United States.

According to GLSEN’s “Out Online” study, more than half of LGBTQ youth who were not out in person had used the internet to connect with other queer people and like minded individuals. “...For young LGBTQ people, it may not be easy to find others like them nearby,” said Abbe Land, executive director and CEO of The Trevor Project. 

Said Hutcherson, who donated one of his own computers to the campaign:

“It's awesome to know that it'll be used to help a young person out there who, before this campaign, wasn't able to get access to information and resources that could really help them,"

To help with the campaign, click HERE

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  1. What an amazing man!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 11, 2014 2:25:09 PM


  2. He's cute... and his activism makes him even cuter.

    Posted by: sparks | Aug 11, 2014 2:53:45 PM


  3. This makes me very happy! We are all walks of life.

    Posted by: Frogview | Aug 11, 2014 3:08:21 PM


  4. Ya know, this is really a awesome idea. At least for LGBT's in the US. If it wern't for having the internet when I did I'm fairly certain I would be dead. It's the only way I was able to learn about myself and connect with people like me. Schools won't do it.

    Posted by: Brandon H | Aug 11, 2014 3:35:36 PM


  5. Now you'll be seeing tons of straight people pretending to be gay just so they can get a free phone or computer

    Posted by: wheelie81 | Aug 11, 2014 3:40:14 PM


  6. Wow, what a logical conclusion, Wheelie81. You're so bright.

    Posted by: Tyler | Aug 11, 2014 3:45:20 PM


  7. Really great thing to do. Very important issue.
    @Wheelie81, some logic you have.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Aug 11, 2014 3:49:47 PM


  8. Refreshing to see some practical activism instead of "empowerment" campaigns that are really just designed to pad the egos and wallets of its organizers.

    Posted by: JMC | Aug 11, 2014 3:51:14 PM


  9. Then links in the article don't work.

    This seems to be the link if you want to donate something: http://human-i-t.org/ally/

    Posted by: tom | Aug 11, 2014 4:42:47 PM


  10. Josh Hutcherson is simply a wonderful young man.

    Posted by: RonCharles | Aug 11, 2014 5:51:01 PM


  11. Genuinely lovely guy. Heartwarming.

    Posted by: danswon | Aug 11, 2014 10:18:44 PM


  12. That's nice. Regarding donating, why just teens? I have some good stuff and would be happy to donate.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 11, 2014 10:30:51 PM


  13. @JMC Amen.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Aug 12, 2014 11:47:10 AM


  14. @JMC Amen.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Aug 12, 2014 11:47:11 AM


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