Daniel Radcliffe (Pic by: Heathyr)

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has once again come out in support of the prevention of suicide among gay teens by appearing in a public service announcement (PSA).

The actor has filmed the advert for The Trevor Project, the only 24 hour suicide and crisis prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth in the US.

Speaking to E! Online, Radcliffe said: “I have always hated anybody who is not tolerant of gay men or lesbians or bisexuals. Now I am in the very fortunate position where I can actually help or do something about it.”

He added, “The fact that I am straight makes not a difference, but it shows that straight people are incredibly interested and care a lot about this as well.”

In August last year, Radcliffe made what was described as a “major” cash donation to The Trevor Project.

“It’s extremely distressing to consider that in 2009 suicide is a top three killer of young people, and it’s truly devastating to learn that LGBTQ youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers,” he said at the time.

Radcliffe has been vocal in his support for the LGBT community, previously publicly condemning homophobia and describing rumours that he might be gay as “awesome”.

In addition to The Trevor Helpline, the organisation operates a number of other programs that assist LGBT youth, both online and in schools.

The PSA is expected to start airing in the US in the coming months.

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