Chris Evans & Brother Scott Show Support for It Gets Better Project
The Captain America actor and his brother, Scott Evans, have joined forces to support a great cause.
Chris Evans is and has always been an extremely supportive ally to the LGBTQ+ community, particularly given that his younger brother, Scott Evans, is an out gay man.
Recently, Disney’s Lightyear movie – which had Chris voicing the titular character – made headlines for featuring a main LGBTQ+ character. The actor stood by the inclusion of the character and didn’t back down on his stance even when certain countries tried to censor the film due to its inclusivity. Other than Lightyear, Chris has been busy working on films such as The Gray Man, Red One, and Ghosted, to name a few.
Scott is best known as an actor for appearing on One Life to Live, Daytime Divas, and Grace and Frankie. In 2023, he is posed to appear in the live-action Barbie film directed by Greta Gerwig. In the meantime, Scott and Chris have been joining forces to support the LGBTQ+ community in a very public manner.
On Tuesday, November 29, the Evans brothers released a joint note showing their support for a new campaign from the It Gets Better Project.
“Over the last year, we’ve seen LGBTQ+ youth targeted at an alarming rate. More than 300 bills have been introduced around the country aiming to strip LGBTQ+ kids of their basic rights,” Chris and Scott wrote in their official statement. “Less than two weeks ago when five people were killed and 19 more injured in a shooting in Club Q in Colorado Springs, several lawmakers responded with their typical thoughts and prayers. This is the time to step up and be an ally – to ensure LGBTQ+ young people are surrounded by a community that supports and uplifts them unconditionally.”
The brothers added, “We know there are a ton of worthy causes you can support on #GivingTuesday, but we’re encouraging you to make an investment in LGBTQ+ youth today. Join us in helping the It Gets Better Project to raise $20K by midnight. These kids are the future, and with your support, their future can look bright.”
According to the organization, “all funds raised will go towards supporting the It Gets Better mission and provide vital life-affirming resources to LGBTQ+ youth. The campaign, which runs through December 31, 2022, is a love letter to LGBTQ+ young people, reminding them of the many reasons why people have chosen to support them, and a promise to keep fighting until we can truly say it’s BETTER EVERYDAY for LGBTQ+ youth everywhere.”
We stan our Captain America showing support for his gay brother and seeing them unite forces for such a great cause like this one!
To read Chris and Scott’s full note for the It Gets Better Project, check out the “Better Everyday” campaign’s official website.