Actor Eddie Redmayne has recorded a PSA
for the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
“Here in LA, a staggering 40 percent
of the young people experiencing homelessness are lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender,” Redmayne, 40, says
in the 80-second video. “Many of them are abandoned by their
families or forced to leave their homes simply because of their
sexual orientation or gender identity.”
“The problem is especially acute for
the transgender youth, who are far more likely to suffer violence and
abuse on the streets and who have a much more difficult time finding
Redmayne, who received an Oscar
nomination for his portrayal of a pioneering transgender woman in The
Danish Girl, this week toured the facility, where he met with a
large group of homeless LGBT youth.
Donations for the center can be made at