Queer news updates!

As if the sparks between Harry and Ron—not to mention his eye-popping full-frontal in 2007’s revival of Peter Shaffer’s Equus—weren’t enough, Daniel Radcliffe has now won even more hearts in the LGBT community. The Trevor Project, a non-profit helpline for LGBT youth at risk for suicide, has just filmed a public service announcement starring everyone’s favorite on-screen wizard; the film is expected to be aired sometime this spring. If only J.K. Rowling had come up with a spell for major thanks… Accio kudos?

For those of you with younger siblings in the midst of the college process (as much as I hate to remind you all of that nightmare…), gay students at Penn are now apparently trying to recruit gay applicants. But when applications currently don’t ask for sexual orientation, the question remains: how? Essays and extracurriculars may offer a hint, but could that GSA president who wrote her essay about volunteering at GLSEN maybe just be an ally? Some colleges and The Common Application are considering adding a sexual orientation question to their applications in the future, but one might wonder why the answer should matter. Could this be the new affirmative action debate?

Also, just in case you haven’t already gotten sick of Johnny Weir’s taking over the Olympics spotlight, HuffPo wants to know: is Johnny “too gay” for figure skating? Let us know what you think!


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