Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry
Potter in the film series, says Lady Gaga's gay rights advocacy
is more 'flamboyant' than his own.
The barely legal 21-year-old actor's
support for the LGBT teen suicide hotline The Trevor Project has
earned him a Hero Award from the group.
an interview with MTV News, Radcliffe praised the Born This
Way singer for her gay rights advocacy.
“She's very outspoken as well, and
it's just about being who you were born as,” Radcliffe said. “It's
wonderful that other people are coming out from all different
“I mean, she has a slightly more
flamboyant way of putting her point across than I would, and it suits
her a lot better than it would me. But we're both aiming for the
Last year, Lady Gaga mounted a
one-celebrity campaign to repeal the policy that bans gay and
bisexual troops from serving in the military – known as “Don't
Ask, Don't Tell.”
Radcliffe added that he has no
reservations about backing gay rights.
“It's something I've always been
quite passionate about,” he said. “Because I grew up around gay
men, it was always a natural thing to me. It was never something I
ever gave a second thought to.”