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Hilary Duff fights "That's so gay" remarks

Tue 14 Oct 2008 In: International News View at Wayback

"When you say, 'that's so gay', do you realize what you say? Knock it off," says teen icon Hilary Duff in a new anti-homophobia video aimed at High Schoolers. "Knock it off!": Hilary Duff The ad is one of a series of new videos from the ThinkB4YouSpeak campaign, which aims to raise awareness among teenagers of the consequences of homophobic language in schools. Homophobic slurs like "that's so gay" to mean something unwelcome or unwanted are common in schools across the US and in many other countries, including New Zealand. TV stations across the United States have received the ads, which will run in timeslots donated by the channels. The ThinkB4YouSpeak campaign's new website includes a place where readers can leave alternatives to the word "gay", and suggestions of how to tell people that it's not OK to say "that's so gay." The ThinkB4YouSpeak website is linked below, and Hilary Duff's ad is shown.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Tuesday, 14th October 2008 - 10:01am

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