Today, Straight But Not Narrow, The Trevor Project, and human I-T announced an initiative called “Power On,” (#PowerOn) to provide LGBTQ youth access to computers and important online resources, and the new campaign has hottie Hunger Games–star Josh Hucherson taking charge of the campaign. From today through “LGBT Spirit Day” on October 17, the organizations will work to encourage individuals to donate their laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones through the campaign to be distributed to LGBTQ resource centers across the US, so that LGBTQ teens can gain instant access to online resources. Technology donated through the campaign will be refurbished by human I-T to provide the latest up-to-date security and open-source technology, and will specifically include resources for LGBTQ youth. Donation information is available at TheTrevorProject.org/poweron and human-i-t.org/ally.
Josh Hutchinson says: “I’m kicking off the Power On campaign by donating one of my old computers, and it’s awesome to know that it’ll be used to help a young person out there who, before this campaign, wasn’t able to get access to information and resources that could really help them. I’ve always respected the work that The Trevor Project does, and to have an opportunity for Straight But Not Narrow to collaborate with them on a campaign like Power On is exciting.”
Those who would like to support the campaign can donate their old laptops, tablets, and smartphones by clicking here