“The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson helps honor LGBT advocate


Movie star Josh Hutcherson, currently best known for his role as Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games,” is giving back in a new video released by Teen Nick for the upcoming 2013 Teen Nick Halo Awards.

Hutcherson, who turned twenty-one in October, broke into the golden gates of Hollywood at the young age of ten, when he starred in “House Blend.” His big screen debut was as Robin (as in Batman’s sidekick Robin) in the Oscar-nominated “American Splendor” in 2003.

In the short but sweet clip, the Hollywood star helps celebrate nineteen-year-old transgender (FTM) Zachary Kerr. After facing his own tough challenges involving gender, Kerr became a positive advocate in the trans community, facilitating educational programs with Greater Boston PFLAG. He will be honored at the Halo Awards, for real-life teens who are “helping and leading others.”

The show will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, November 17.

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