Nolan Gould And Coy Stewart Play Gay Teens In Video For Logic’s Anti-Suicide Anthem

"The LGBT community needs to see this video."

Modern Family’s Nolan Gould and Are We There Yet? star Coy Stewart play gay classmates in Logic’s powerful new music video for “1-800-273-8255.”

The hit single, which features Alessia Cara and Khalid, takes its title from the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

In the video, directed by Andy Hines, Stewart plays a high school athlete coming to terms with his sexuality. He develops a relationship with another boy, played by Gould, but their fathers (Don Cheadle and Matthew Modine) are not supportive—especially when the boys are caught in bed together.

Bullied by his teammates, Stewart’s character runs away from home, falls into trouble, and even contemplates suicide, but the video ends on a happy, hopeful note.

Gould, 18, and Stewart, 19, who both identify as straight, spoke exclusively to TooFab about their participation in the “1-800-273-8255” video.

“I learned how it feels to kind of carry that weight when the world doesn’t accept you and that’s a scary weight to carry,” Stewart says of his performance. “I understood, once I put myself in that mind state, how scary it can be to be alive in this world when you have so many people in this world condemning you for just being who you are.”

“With everything happening under the Trump administration, the LGBT community needs to see this video, learn about the hotline, and know that there are people that care about them,” says Gould, who adds that he wasn’t scared to tackle a gay character. “They need to know they are loved and even though this a trying time, things are going to get better and we here for them.”

“I think the biggest message you can take away is to not only love yourself, but to also love everyone else around you,” continues Stewart, who says he has gay friends and family. “If you, yourself, are going through anything, anything, anything just know there’s always someone who wants to listen and wants to help you.”

Watch the “1-800-273-8255” video below.
 

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