Actress Callie Thorne, who plays Dr.
Dani Santino on cabler USA Network's drama Necessary Roughness,
has called for an end to anti-LGBT bullying in sports.
“Whether it's on the field, in the
locker room or anywhere else, no one deserves to be bullied, harassed
or called names because of their sexual orientation or gender
identity,” Thorne, 43, says in a 30-second video for the Gay,
Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the nation's largest
non-profit dedicated to ending anti-LGBT bullying in K-12 schools.
“Together we can help create a
climate that's safe for all and respectful of everyone,” she adds.
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The PSA was played during Thursday
night's episode, which included the story of one player (played by
Travis Smith) on the New York Hawks football team coming out gay to
his fellow teammates and fans.