Josh Hutcherson goes retro on the cover of Out magazine‘s November 2013 issue, on newsstands now!
The 20-year-old The Hunger Games actor opened up to the magazine about the future of LGBT rights and his anti-bullying organization, Straight But Not Narrow. Check it:
On his dream for his kids and future generations around LGBT rights: “I have this dream that one day, my kid’s gonna come home from school and be like, ‘Dad, there’s this girl that I like, and there’s this guy that I like, and I don’t know which one I like more, and I don’t know what to do.’ And it’d just be a non-issue, like, ‘Which one is a good person? Which one makes you laugh more?’”
On working to prevent youth bullying through his organization, Straight But Not Narrow: “Talking to kids in school and reaching out through social media we found to be really effective. That’s where they bullying happens the most, where people are molded into who they become when they grow up. Kids are so mean to each other sometimes. You’re figuring out who you are, and you’re insecure about it. Especially if you don’t have a great family life or you’re being influenced by a religion too much, a way to feel better sometimes is to put somebody else down. Our goal is making kids more compassionate and more understanding that people are just people. It’s really about being yourself.”
For more from Josh, check out Out.com!