Darren Criss, who plays gay student Blaine Anderson on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, says gay advocacy fits him perfectly.

The 24-year-old Criss is now working on his second season on Glee. Last year, his character was the lead vocalist for the Dalton Academy Warblers, but this year he's transferred to William McKinley High and joined New Directions to be with is boyfriend Kurt Hummel (played by Chris Colfer.)

Criss told Variety that his work with The Trevor Project, the leading nationwide organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, is a perfect fit.

“After gaining the incredible platform from Glee, it wasn't so much of a decision to get involved as it was an opportunity to take part,” Criss said. “I'll be honest, I'm not so much into the idea of one cause being more important than another; however, I felt that The Trevor Project was a perfect fit for my efforts. It stands for a lot of things that I believe in, as well as falls in line with much of what Glee stands for.”