Josh Hutcherson has been busy promoting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this week. The actor spent Wednesday (November 6) with Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth taking part in Catching Fire Global Fan Day. Josh and Liam were photographed on laptops involved in a Twitter chat. They also did online interviews with Yahoo, Google+, Tumblr and Facebook.
Hutcherson will also make an appearance at the TeenNick HALO Awards. He will honor Zachary Kerr – a 19-year-old transgendered teen transitioning from female to male and has become an advocate through the Greater Boston PFLAG organization.
The 21-year-old is no stranger to the fight for gay rights. He founded the Straight But Not Narrow organization.
“Equal rights have been a huge part of my life from the day I was born,” Hutcherson told MTV News in an exclusive statement. “My mom was raised by her two uncles who were both gay and passed away from AIDS before I was born. I didn’t get to meet them, but they were amazing people and that made my family realize that there’s no difference between a gay person and a straight person. We’re all just people.”
He added, “Zachary’s an inspiration because he helps raise awareness about LGBT issues and he teaches everyone that it’s OK to be you, whoever you are, and his message is all about acceptance and equality.”
The HALO Awards will be live at the Hollywood Palladium on Sunday, November 17, at 8 p.m. ET on Nick at Nite.