Ryan Rottman has joined Glee's
Cory Monteith and The Kids Are All Right's Josh Hutcherson in
recording an anti-homophobia PSA.
Rottman is set to play out-and-proud
activist Shane on season 4 of the CW's nighttime teenage drama 90210.
Weekly, the former TeenNick star will play a “smart,
handsome gay 20-something who is confident in his identity and is
committed to fighting for marriage equality.”
In June, before it was known that
Rottman would be taking on a gay role, he recorded a video for Avan
But Not Narrow campaign.
“There's a million reasons why you
shouldn't be friends with someone except for them being gay,”
Rottman says in his one-minute-twenty-three-second video. “They
may be straight, may be gay, may be in between, just don't be narrow
minded.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
Rottman joins Cory Monteith, who plays
Finn Hudson on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, and 18-year-old
Josh Hutcherson, a co-star of the lesbian moms film The Kids Are
All Right, in
recording a PSA for the campaign.