WITH anticipation building for the Hunger Games instalment, actor Josh Hutcherson has lent his support to another LGBTI campaign.
Teaming with US activist groups Straight But Not Narrow, The Trevor Project and humanI-T, Hutcherson has launched the latest campaign called Power On, which aims to provide LGBTI youth living in rural areas or from low-income households access to technology.
The campaign encourages others to donate their old and unused laptops, tablets and smart phones to be refurbished and then distributed to LGBTI centres across the US.
When launching the campaign, Josh Hutcherson led by example by donating one of his own computers.
“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,” he said.
“I’ve always respected the work that The Trevor Project does, and to have an opportunity for Straight But Not Narrow to collaborate with them on a campaign like Power On is exciting.”
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