April 19, 2012 2:32 PM EST
Young Celebrities Who Support Gay & Lesbian Rights: From Josh Hutcherson to Miley Cyrus [PHOTOS]
"Hunger Games" hunk, Josh Hutcherson can do no wrong. Josh has been deemed the youngest star to receive the GLAAD Vanguard Honoree award for his support over gay and lesbian rights.
Check out a few other young Hollywood celebrities known to support the same cause.
For those who are unaware of GLAAD, it stands for "Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation". The Vanguard Honoree is an iconic award given to professionals who have fought the battle for worthy causes for equality between the sexes.
Josh Hutcherson has been a longtime supporter of gay and lesbian rights. In his film, "The Kids are All Right", Josh plays the son of two lesbian mothers alongside Avan Jogia, founder of the "Straight But Not Narrow Campaign," who is also openly gay.
"As the youngest person to ever receive the Vanguard Award, Josh Hutcherson represents a new generation of equality advocates who know that no one should be denied vital legal protections or face discrimination because of who they are," said GLAAD's Mike Thompson in a statement.
"Through his work in trailblazing films like The Kids Are All Right, as well as his leadership in projects like the Straight But Not Narrow campaign, Josh is helping countless Americans understand the importance of equality."
Josh joins a few notable names in Hollywood who openly support gay and lesbian rights. The "NoH8" campaign is another group of celebrities who stand against the Proposition 8 which bans same-sex marriage.
Celebrities who are included in the group are Emma Roberts, Jenna Ushkowitz of "Glee", JoJo, Amber Heard, Allison Iraheta of "American Idol", Miley Cyrus and Emmy Rossum. 90's stars, Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff also stand for the rights of equality between the gay and lesbian community.
Though equality between the sexes is still a battle to be won, actors like Josh Hutcherson who continue to fight for it and stand firm in their own beliefs aid in opening the eyes and ears of the world in accepting this issue.