Gay actor Jonathan Bailey credits his leading role in the hit Netflix historical romance series ‘Bridgerton’ in helping him shed light on LGBTQ+ issues.
In an interview with GayTimes, the 35-year-old musical actor said he has been able to use his newfound popularity thanks to ‘Bridgerton’ to promote causes close to his heart, like his new partnership with LGBTQ+ young people’s charity “Just Like Us,” which he describes as “critical and crucial.”
“LGBTQIA+ issues don’t speak for themselves, and you need people to step forward. It’s important for me to be able to do that,” the actor said.
“Just Like Us” is a charity that has collaborated with primary schools, secondary schools, and colleges across the UK to improve the lives of queer youth through their yearly, country-wide celebration of LGBTQIA+ awareness, School Diversity Week. This program has thousands of schools taking part in student talks and assemblies led by their “Ambassador Program,” which trains people from the community aged 18 to 25 to speak about allyship and their own personal experiences with sexuality and/or gender identity.