Josh Hutcherson, the 19-year-old actor who currently stars as Peeta Mellark in the film The Hunger Games, has said he's most proud of his gay rights advocacy.

On Saturday, Hutcherson will be honored with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) Vanguard Award at the group's 23rd annual Media Awards in Los Angeles. He is the youngest person to receive the award.

Speaking with E! Online's Marc Malkin, Hutcherson explained that two gay uncles who died from AIDS have never been forgotten by his family.

“Both passed away at about the time I was born,” Hutcherson said. “My mom has always been a big advocate, especially in the gay, lesbian, transsexual and bisexual community. So for me it's always been a part of my soul.”

Hutcherson's activism includes recording several videos aimed at young gay teens with Straight But Not Narrow's (SBNN) Avan Jogia.

“This is what my family is most proud of and the same for me,” he said. “Acting is one thing, but actually trying to change the world and the way people think to make people's lives better? That's the stuff I'm most proud of.”