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Todrick Hall Talks to GLAAD About Being a Role Model for LGBT Youth

Todrick Hall Talks to GLAAD About Being a Role Model for LGBT Youth

Todrick Hall

“I want to be like a beacon…”

Since he established himself as one of YouTube's sweethearts, Todrick Hall has moved his video productions to a more public place: MTV. Hall now headlines his own show that details what it takes to make his popular videos on almost no budget, but still managing to wrangle stars like Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Hall spoke with GLAAD about what he hopes his diligence and hard work do to inspire children in the African-American and LGBT communities.

"Now, I've devoted my life to making sure that I can be a trailblazer for any other African-American kids or any other gay kids that just feel weird or uncomfortable and have their own issues and don't know how to express themselves. I want to be like a beacon for those kids now that they can look up and say, 'Well, Todrick did this even though it was difficult. He got his own TV show.' And, the show is not about drama, we're not drinking, we're not sleeping with each other's friends or pulling out each other's weave. We are people who are talented, who have moved to L.A. to live the American dream and try to make our dreams come true, and we work very hard every week to do it, and I think that is a show worth watching and that people should be supporting."

Todrick airs on Monday nights at 10:30 pm on MTV.

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