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Josh Hutcherson helps kick off campaign to provide LGBT youth with digital resources

“Maybe I could say right now I’m 100 percent straight. But who knows? In a fucking year, I could meet a guy and be like, ‘Whoa, I’m attracted to this person.’ I’ve met guys all the time that I’m like, ‘Damn, that’s a good-looking guy, you know?’ I’ve never been, like, ‘Oh, I want to kiss that guy.’ I really love women. But I think defining yourself as 100% anything is kind of near-sighted and close-minded.”

Josh Hutcherson in Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Josh Hutcherson in Hunger Games: Catching Fire

— Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson, who helped kick off Power On, a campaign designed to provide LGBT youth in rural areas or disadvantaged households with digital tools and resources to help them connect with the greater LGBT-community. Power On, a joint effort of Straight But Not Narrow, The Trevor Project and human I-T, encourages teens to donate old laptops, tablets and smartphones to the campaign, which will refurbish them and provide them to LGBT centers nationwide. Hutcherson donated one of his own computers, stating, “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.” For more information on how to donate your old devices, click here.


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