The Danish Girl actor visited the Los Angeles LGBT Centre over the weekend.
Eddie Redmayne sat down with centre’s CEO Lorri L. Jean to learn about the different services offered that support and empower LGBT youth.
Eddie also had time to grab breakfast with 70 homeless youths and reportedly offered to record the Public Service Announcement.
In the video, he explains that a shocking 40% of homeless young people in Los Angles are LGBT or questioning – and many of them have been shunned from their family because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
“The problem is especially acute for transgender youth,” Eddie explains, “Who are far more likely to suffer violence and abuse on the streets, and who have a much more difficult time finding employment.”
The LGBT Centre is open 24/7 and provides three meals a day, clothing counselling, showers, medical care, employment and GED programmes.
Eddie stopped by the centre while he was in Los Angeles for the Oscars. He was nominated for the portrayal of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.
You can watch the PSA and support the centre right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcxemZkRWRc
Source: Gay Times News